Malaysian govt to raise minimum wage of workers; plan will benefit Nepali migrant workers too
The Malaysian government has announced plans to raise the first minimum wage of around US$ 300 for private-sector employees.
It is learnt that more than 3 million low-income workers including foreign migrant workers will be benefited from this movement of the government.
In a televised speech on Monday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the minimum monthly salary would be raised to US$ 297 for the private sector workers in the peninsula and US$ 264 in the poorer eastern states of Sabah and Sarawak, largest state in Malaysia, according to The Associated Press.
Tens of thousands of Nepali migrants are also likely to be benefited by the Malaysian government's new regulations.
Some 283,970 Napali workers have left the country for foreign employment during the first nine months of the current fiscal year including some 65,632 Nepalis alone towards Malaysia. nepalnews.com