Minimum Wage, Allowance, And Universal Basic Income In Malaysia

It was not a surprise to many Malaysians when articles written by multiple media platforms started listing down Malaysian employers to be among the stingiest in Southeast Asia . Malaysians have faced low wages for decades whilst minimum wage is still below the poverty line income, which was revised in 2020, making a big jump from RM980 to RM2,208 per household (approximately $224 to $505).

In February 2022, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan announced that the minimum wage in Malaysia is to be increased by the end of the year with a rise of RM300 (approximately $69), from […]

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