Malaysia increases the minimum wage to RM1,500 per month

New minimum wage of RM1,500 from May 1: PM


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian government announced today it will increase the minimum wage to RM1,500 per month nationwide effective May 1.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix) said  big companies and government-linked companies (GLCs) have to implement the new minimum wage accordingly

“For micro companies with few workers and low income, the Human Resources Minister (Datuk Seri M. Saravanan) will discuss with Tan Sri Noh Omar (Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister) to seek a postponement (of enforcement) for these small firms,” said Ismail Sabri when winding up the debate at the Umno general assembly 2021 here today.

The minimum wage was last revised on Feb 1, 2020, when it was increased by RM100 to RM1,200 during the tabling of the Budget 2020.

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