NEW MINIMUM SALARY FOR PENINSULAR, SABAH, SARAWAK, LABUAN TO BE ANNOUNCED NEXT YEAR
Last Updated: 2017-10-12
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PUTRAJAYA, Oct 12 (NNN-Bernama) -- A new minimum wage for Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will be announced next year, said Human Resources Minister Dr Richard Riot Jaem.

The move will close the minimum wage gap for the private sector whereby it is RM1,000 in Peninsular Malaysia, and RM920 for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, he said.

Riot said the National Wages Consultative Council (MGPN) had started making plans to review the Minimum Wages Order 2016 to allow the government to determine the new minimum wages rate in line with the country's current socio-economic development.

"We know that the minimum wages order must be reviewed at least once in two years. The review will look at the ability of the employer to pay the minimum wage which is a responsibility that is very challenging to ensure that the minimum wage policy meets all objectives.

"The setting up of a group of wage and minimum wages reserachers will have a positive effect which will allow the government to provide adequate social protection to workers throughout the country. The enforcement of the minimum wages is an important aspect which will benefit the employees especially those with low income in the B40 category," he said.

--NNN-BERNAMA