KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 4): Employers say they have been caught by surprise by the government’s recent announcement that the minimum wage in major cities will be raised to RM1,200 from RM1,100 currently, given that a revision was just made at the start of the year.
PETALING JAYA (Oct 23): The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said the government's move to increase the minimum wage in major cities took the organisation by surprise as there was no consultation with the relevant stakeholders.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 23): The Ministry of Human Resources has told newspaper publisher Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd — which ceased operations on Oct 9 — and its interim liquidator UHY Advisory (KL) Sdn Bhd, to pay its employees their outstanding wages, as well as compensation for a voluntary separation scheme (VSS) that took place last year.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said corporate Malaysia should play its part in ensuring that employees in the country are paid decent wages and duly rewarded for their contributions, especially if the companies perform well.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 29): Cheap available foreign labour is the big stumbling block that has hindered the growth of the country’s productivity and wages.