Minimum wage a tricky issue


According to Dr Yeah Kim Leng, professor of economics at Sunway University Business School, the RM1,500 rate may come across as a jarring increase for employers, particularly given that small and medium enterprises are not in a financially healthy position coming out of the pandemic.

PETALING JAYA: The debate on minimum wages has heated up again amidst rising prices of goods and the emergence of businesses from the recession.

On one end, the Malaysian Trades Union Congress has urged the government to accelerate the implementation of the minimum wage at RM1,500 to help workers cope with their rising household expenditures.

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