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60,000 workers yet to receive minimum wage

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Thousands of contractor working in schools across Malaysia are still yet to receive minimum wages.

Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) president Mohd Khalid Atan told Bernama these workers – including gardeners, cleaners, security guards and more – are still being paid between RM400 and RM600 per month, rather than the mandated minimum of RM900.

He has urged the Education Ministry to urgently look into these reports.

His sentiments echo those of Deputy Human Resources Minister, Datuk Ismail Abd Muttalib, who said last week that the government will “no longer compromise” with employers who are not paying workers the legal minimum wage.

Employers found to be breaking the law could face a fine of RM10,000 per worker, while repeat offenders will be fined RM1,000 per worker per day, on top of a RM20,000 fine or a five-year jail term, or both.

The minimum wage policy is RM900 per month for Peninsular Malaysia and RM800 per month for Sabah and Sarawak and came into effect in January last year.

The full policy was only implemented in January this year, but a number of employers were given an extension until April 1 this year.

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