New minimum wage gazetted


By ASHLEY

PETALING JAYA: The controversial RM1,200 minimum wage has been gazetted and will officially encompass 56 city and municipal council areas from Feb 1.

The gazette was released by the Human Resources Ministry on Jan 10 under the Minimum Wages Order 2020.It states that the minimum wage rate payable to an employee who works within the 16 city councils and 40 municipal councils will be RM5.77 an hour or RM1,200 monthly.The rates payable for a four-, five- and six-workday week will be RM69.23, RM55.38 and RM46.15 respectively (see Chart 1).

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