M'sian manufacturers: Spread minimum wage increase over 5 years

KUALA LUMPUR (July 13): The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) said the country’s minimum wage (MW) should not increase immediately to RM1,500 but spread over a five-year period with the first increase in 2019. This is to help employers cope with higher manpower cost.

The FMM said in a statement today that the government should honour its election promise to share the increase in MW with employers.