HA NOI — The 43 Vietnamese guest workers stranded in Malaysia due to visa problems will be employed by NS Medik Sdn Bhd, according to its director of business development Pe Ravin.
The workers, among a group of 69, cleaned hospitals under contract for a Malaysian company called Asmana, which failed to extend their visas last August due to financial difficulties, providing each with a special pass only.
The remaining 26 are currently involved in procedures to return to Viet Nam.
Pe Ravin said the company was preparing to receive the workers, who would continue their jobs at the same hospitals at the same salaries of US$400-500 per month as before.
He added the workers would be accommodated in the neighbourhoods surrounding their places of work.
The Vietnamese Em-bassy's Labour Management Board urged Medik, in co-ordination with Asmana, to work with the Malaysian Immigration Department to extend the workers' visas.
Pe Ravin told Vietnam News Agency's correspondent in Malaysia that the company had accepted to employ the stranded workers because they are industrious and well experienced. If they keep up their good performance, the company would renew their contracts. — VNS