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Crown prince of Johor urges state government to have its own minimum wage

Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has asked the state government to review the minimum wage of civil servants in Johor and suggested increasing it according to the times and current economic situation.

Following Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran's announcement that the country could only afford to raise the minimum wage to RM1,050, Tunku Ismail, also known as Tengku Mahkota Johor (TMJ), believed that Johor can determine its own minimum wage for its people, especially civil servants.

"I believe that the people of Johor deserve better," he said in a recent Facebook post. "In my capacity as Tunku Mahkota of Johor, my priority is to protect the interests of the rakyat (citizens) and to be fair," he added. In light of this, he had spoken to Menteri Besar Osman Sapian to consider the possibility of implementing a state-wide minimum wage scheme for the benefit of the rakyat.

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Facebook post / HRH Crown Prince of JohorPhoto / 123RF

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