Malaysia | 13 Jan 2020
The Minimum Wages Order 2020 (‘2020 Order’) was gazetted on 10 January 2020 and will come into operation on 1 February 2020. Two different sets of minimum wage rates will apply in Malaysia.
Source to Minimum Wages Order 2020:
A) RM5.77 an hour, or RM1,200 monthly.
The minimum wages rates payable to an employee who works in a place of employment in any of the following 16 City Council or 40 Municipal Council areas as specified in the Schedule shall be as follows:
B) RM5.29 an hour, or RM1,100 monthly.
Minimum wages rates in areas other than the City Council or Municipal Council areas are as follows;
The minimum wage rates specified in the 2020 order shall not apply to a ‘domestic servant’ as defined under subsection 2(1) of the Employment Act 1955, subsection 2(1) of the Sabah Labour Ordinance [Cap. 67] or subsection 2(1) of the Sarawak Labour Ordinance [Cap. 76].