Bakke: Don’t raise minimum wage for plantation sector

Sime Darby Plantation executive deputy chairman and managing director Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh (centre) speaking to the media during the group's results briefing yesterday. Looking on are (from left) chief operating officer upstream Helmy Othman Basha, chief advisor and value officer Datuk Franki Anthony Dass, chief financial officer Renaka Ramachandran and chief operating officer downstream Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad

PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government’s manifesto to raise minimum wage to RM1,500 should not be made mandatory for the plantation sector, according to Sime Darby Plantation Bhd.

The plantation giant’s executive deputy chairman and managing director Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh (pic) said the proposal to increase the minimum wage from the current RM1,000 threshold, would hike production costs and affect domestic plantation players negatively.

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