Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia still have to pay levy to government
Kathmandu, January 12
Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia will not be exempted from paying levy, as the Malaysian government has postponed the implementation of levy payment on foreign workers by employers to next year.
According to bernama.com, the Malaysian National News Agency, the cabinet meeting yetsterday agreed to postpone the implementation of levy payment on foreign workers by employers.
The levy payment will be enforced under the Employer Mandatory Commitment to next year.
On December 31, the Malaysian government had announced that the levy should be paid by the employers on behalf of foreign workers.
As of now, Nepali workers have been paying levy to the government themselves.
It is estimated that over seven lakh Nepali migrant workers, work in Malaysia.
Nepal’s Ambassador to Malaysia Niranjan Man Singh Basnet told THT that Nepali workers were losing up to 250 ringgits for every 1,000 ringgits they earned.