NODE 1: BEFORE
In this node, we explore the origins of Nepali migrant workers that migrate to Malaysia - which provinces they are from and their motivations that lead to the decision to migrate.
Why do Nepali migrants choose to migrate? Why do they choose to migrate to Malaysia?
The MIDEQ Malaysia team speaks to Nepali migrants working in Malaysia as well as the families they left behind in Nepal to find out why and how they make the hard decision to migrate. Social problems, discrimination, poverty, unemployment, and the desire to care for family and have a better life are among the common reasons for migration. Malaysia is a common choice due to its climate and environment and ease of obtaining a visa. The video also explores how interviewees proceed with the migration process, often through paying an agent or via word of mouth from family and friends.