KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 2 AUGUST 2018 - With regards to the press release issued by the Embassy of Nepal in Kuala Lumpur titled “Serious attention of the Embassy to a news of The Star Online titled “Bestinet fails to reverse Nepal’s worker ban””, we would like to confirm that as stated in the press release, there has been no contact for meeting or discussion whatsoever between Bestinet Sdn Bhd and Embassy of Nepal in Kuala Lumpur.

As we had said clearly during our press conference on July 31, 2018, we have not contacted any Nepalese Governments officials in Nepal or in Malaysia.

What we actually said is that we met with the Immigration Attache at the Malaysian Embassy in Nepal who advised us not to contact Nepalese Government officials, as the ban on workers seeking employment in Malaysia was a Government to Government matter and had to be discussed and resolved at that level. We did emphasise during the press conference which The Star attended that we agreed and followed this advice.

Following the publication of the article titled “Bestinet fails to reverse Nepal’s worker ban” by The Star on August 1, 2018, we have written to the publication to demand a retraction and apology.

For your reference, the video recording of the press conference can be found at;