Jan 20, 2017- At least 386 Nepalis died in Malaysia in 2016, according to official statistics, putting the toll twice as high as in Qatar even as the two countries employ a similar number of Nepali workers.
Data acquired by the Post from Nepal’s mission in Malaysia show the fatalities, which account for more than one death per day, occurred from the beginning of January to December 27 last year.
The number is slightly less than that of Nepalis who died in Malaysia in the same period the preceding year when a total of 425 migrants had lost their lives.
The revelation is shocking as the concerned stakeholders were expecting a decrease in deaths due to a sharp fall in the number of new migrants going to Malaysia since the 2015 earthquake. Read more