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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Labour Day: Najib's minimum wage lower than Penang

PM Najib Abdul Razak has set Malaysia's minimum wage at RM900 on Labor Day but Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said Penang had set its minimum wage at a higher RM1,100 (including allowances and cost of living) but excluding overtime pay.

Lim Guan Eng also stressed that implementing minimum wage alone is not sufficient to raise the people's standard of living. It also have to be accompanied by structural reforms in the economy, higher productivity jobs and increasing women participations in the workforce.

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