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Malaysia increases the minimum wage.

On 1 February 2020, Malaysia has increased the minimum monthly wage to RM 1,200, which is a RM 100 increase from the previous minimum wage.

The Human Resources Ministry released a gazette on 10 January 2020 stating an increase in the minimum wage for employees in 56 cities and municipal council areas, and on 1 February 2020, the gazette came into effect.

Regions eligible for the minimum wage increase

The 16 cities include:

Kuala LumpurSeremban
Shah AlamJohor Bahru
Petaling JayaIskandar Puteri
Kuala TerengganuAlor Setar
Kuching UtaraMelaka Bersejarah
Kuching SelatanPulau Pinang
MiriSeberang Perai
Kota KinabaluIpoh

The 40 municipal council are:

SandakanKulimJempolAmpang Jaya
TawauSungai PetaniKuantanKajang
PutrajayaLangkawiTemerlohKlang
Batu PahatKubang PasuBentongSelayang
KluangKota BharuManjungSubang Jaya
KulaiAlor GajahKuala KangsarSepang
MuarJasinTaipingKemaman
SegamatHang Tuah JayaTeluk IntanDungun
Pasir GudangPort DicksonKangarPadawan
SibuKota SamarahanBintuluLabuan

Minimum wage rates

The minimum wage for the 56 cities and municipal council areas have increased to the following rates:

Minimum wageRate
Minimum monthly wageRM 1,200
Minimum hourly wageRM 5.77
Daily minimum wage:

Four working days

Five working days

Six working days

RM 69.23

RM 55.38

RM 46.15

The minimum wage for cities and municipal councils outside of the above 56 areas are:

Minimum wageRate
Minimum monthly wageRM 1,100
Minimum hourly wageRM 5.29
Daily minimum wage:

Four working days

Five working days

Six working days

RM 63.46

RM 50.77

RM 42.31

Malaysia increases the minimum wage
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