Minimum wage to go up

KUALA LUMPUR: The human resources ministry is raising minimum wage levels next year, according to minister Datuk Seri Dr Richard Riot Jaem.

Bernama reported yesterday the National Wages Consultative Council had started making plans to review the Minimum Wages Order 2016 to determine new rates for Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, before tabling it to the Cabinet.

This would be the second time in three years that minimum wage levels in the country have been revised. In July 2016, The minimum salary was raised to RM1,000 from RM900 in Peninsular Malaysia, and to RM920 from RM800 in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.

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