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Earliest start for minimum wage by sector will be in 2 years: Kulasegaran

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Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran has said minimum wage according to sectors will only be implemented in two years’ time (at the earliest), Bernama reported.

Kulasegaran said based on the National Wages Consultative Council (NWCC) Act 2011, a review of the country’s minimum wage has to be carried out every two years.

Speaking to reporters after a meet and greet session at the Satria 4.0 and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Seminar 2019, held at the Ipoh Industrial Training Institute in Meru, he also reiterated that the minister does not decide the minimum wage.

He added: “Before the implementation of the minimum wage of RM1,100, discussions were held to cover all aspects, but according to the NWCC Act 2011, the matter will be reviewed and it is for later, not for now.”

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