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Should the Minimum Wage in Some States be Higher Than 1.5k?

Kevin Zhang, Research Officer, Malaysian Studies Programme, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

08-Jun-22 14:00

Should the Minimum Wage in Some States be Higher Than 1.5k?

In May 2022, Malaysia increased the national monthly minimum wage from 1,200 ringgit to 1,500 ringgit. While this is still less than a living wage, the move was nonetheless welcomed by labour rights activists and working class Malaysians alike. 

However, there are some who feel that a national minimum wage isn’t necessarily the right approach to the minimum wage problem, to begin with. Kevin Zhang, Research Officer, Malaysian Studies Programme, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, is one such person. He joins us on the show today, to discuss. 


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Produced by: Dashran Yohan

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