RM1,200 minimum wage gazetted, takes effect Feb 1


PETALING JAYA: The RM1,200 minimum wage has been gazetted by the government, and will take effect across 56 council and municipal council areas.

The gazette, which was released by the Human Resources Ministry on Jan 10, stated that the Minimum Wages Order 2020 will take effect on Feb 1.

It noted that the minimum wage rates payable to an employee who works in a place of employment in any city council or municipal council area would be RM5.77 an hour, or RM1,200 monthly.

It added that the rates payable for a four, five and six work days would be RM69.23, RM55.38, and RM46.15, respectively.

The gazette noted that the minimum wage rate payable to an employee who works in areas other than the 56 council and municipal council areas would be paid RM5.29 an hour, or RM1,100 per month.

In addition, the rates payable for a four, five and six work days would be RM63.46, RM50.77, and RM42.31, respectively.

The gazette also said those who are not paid basic wages but are paid based on piece rate, tonnage, task, trip or commission must not be paid lesser than the respective stated minimum wage.

The gazette noted that the order will not apply to domestic workers.

The city council areas affected are Johor Baru, Iskandar Puteri, Alor Setar, Melaka, Penang, Seberang Prai, Ipoh, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching Utara, Kuching Selatan, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, and Seremban.

The municipal council areas affected are Batu Pahat, Kluang, Kulai, Muar, Segamat, Pasir Gudang, Kulim, Sungai Petani, Langkawi, Kubang Pasu, Kota Baru, Alor Gajah, Jasin, Hang Tuah Jaya, Port Dickson, Jempol, Kuantan, Temerloh, Bentong, Manjung, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping, Teluk Intan, Kangar, Ampang Jaya, Kajang, Klang, Selayang, Subang Jaya, Sepang, Kemaman, Dungun, Padawan, Sibu, Kota Semarahan, Bintulu, Sandakan, Tawau, Labuan, and Putrajaya.

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