Minimum wage in govt’s 5-year plan


The new RM1,500 minimum wage for the private sector nationwide that was stipulated in Pakatan Harapan manifesto is within the coalition’s five-year plan.

Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar (picture) said the matter should be made clear to the people that the minimum wage was not included in the promise to be fulfilled within 100 days after Pakatan Harapan won the 14th General Election.

“The promise is not for the 100-day period, but for five years, before the end of Pakatan Harapan’s five-year term. We will think of a way to implement it, but currently we have started on the minimum wage which will be reviewed every two years.

“Now, a study is being made and it will be submitted to the Cabinet to decide, but the government is committed into realising the promise,” he told reporters in Kampung Padang Lalang, Alor Setar, yesterday. — Bernama