April 16, 2024

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Kula cleared Bestinet; Nepal Labour Minister sacked


KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 – Bestinet Sdn Bhd welcomed the Human Resources Minister, M Kula Segaran’s move to clear the company of wrongdoing as was previously alleged.

Bestinet CEO Ismail Mohd Noor said the minister’s decision was an endorsement of his company’s work in building a well-functioning foreign worker system.

As reported in local media, Minister Kula Segaran has told Parliament that after an extensive investigation, the government has found no basis to link Bestinet to foreign worker exploitation and money laundering.

“We wish to reiterate that Bestinet has always worked hard to provide value to the government as our stakeholder and the thousands of foreign workers who we have served to the best of our abilities.

“We have painstakingly built and implemented the Foreign Worker Centralised Management System or FWCMS in Malaysia, which has made the recruitment and management of foreign workers more efficient and transparent,” Ismail said in a statement yesterday.

Nepali courts cleared Bestinet

Ismail added that, earlier this year, the courts in Nepal also cleared Bestinet of any wrongdoing.

NMT reported earlier this year how Nepal courts cleared Bestinet of the alleged wrongdoings.

Nepali Labour Minister sacked

The Ministry of Labour in Nepal who was under fire after courts previously declared that the shutting down of the organizations involved in the foreign worker processes as unlawful, has now been sacked.

Nepali Minister of Labour, Gokarna Bista was said to have acted with impractical behaviour by suspending the supply of workers to Malaysia without preparing any alternative.

Bista has been replaced as minister by one Rameswar Rai in the country’s recent cabinet reshuffle.

Award winning despite challenges

Despite all recent challenges, Bestinet won the “Technology Case Study of the Year” award at the SBR Asian Business Case Studies Awards 2019 in Singapore last July.

This came after they bagged international recognition when the company’s FWCMS won an award in the United Nations-based World Summit Awards under the Government and Citizen Engagement category back in 2017.