Malaysiakini Special Report

Nepali workers' scam: The whos and hows behind it

Malaysiakini & Centre for Investigative Journalism Nepal  |  Published:  |  Modified:

SPECIAL REPORT | Recent Nepali investigations into the recruitment of workers bound for Malaysia have exposed a network of companies and government agencies in Malaysia and Nepal, which were involved in the alleged illegal collection of some Rs5 billion (RM185 million) from over 600,000 people between September 2013 and April 2018.

One of these companies allegedly had links to those close to Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who was deputy prime minister and home affairs minister at the time. Zahid, in response, has denied abusing his powers and even said he looked forward to being investigated.

In collaboration with the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal, Malaysiakini takes a closer look at how the deals were executed and how personalities linked to Zahid came into the picture...

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