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Provide subsidy to micro employers, retain minimum wage at RM1,500

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The Labour Law Reform Coalition (LLRC) reminds the Human Resources Minister V Sivakumar that Pakatan Harapan had promised in its 2018 election manifesto that the minimum wage would be increased to RM1,500 in its first term of administration, and PH would share the cost difference of RM500 with the employer equally. 

On 20 March former PH human resources minister M Kulasegaran said instead of postponing the implementation of the minimum wage for small and medium-sized enterprises, the government should allocate subsidies for SMEs that could not afford the new minimum rate.

Given that PH is dominating the unity government, to ensure its policy coherence and to earn respect from Malaysian workers and unions, the LLRC urges the human resources minister to maintain the minimum wage of RM1,500 for all enterprises, and a flexible subsidy based on the SMEs’ capacity should be given as a minimum wage top-up.

N Gopal Kishnam and Irene Xavier are the co-chairpersons of the Labour Law Reform Coalition

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