Budget 2016: Minimum wage up, RM1,000 in peninsula and RM920 in Borneo

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (right) chats with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi before tabling the 2016 budget at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, October 23, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (right) chats with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi before tabling the 2016 budget at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, October 23, 2015. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — The minimum wage for employees in Peninsular Malaysia will be raised by RM100 to RM1,000 per month starting from July 1, 2016, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

Tabling the Budget 2016, Najib said the minimum wage for employees in East Malaysia will also be increased to RM920 from RM800.

“For this government, the public is everything. Good news is here,” Najib said in Dewan Rakyat.

“This minimum wage will include all sectors, except domestic service or house maids.”

Najib also told the public to stop worrying and to confide in the government, which he said has an excellent track record.

“In any situation, my friends and I will continue the country’s economic planning, by prioritising and putting the public’s prosperity first,” said the Pekan MP.

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