Currently, approximately 30% of the Malaysian population lives on less than RM700 per month. Come January 2013, and the new minimum wage law, they will be earning RM900 per month. What change will this bring to their lives? Will employers feel the pinch? Does minimum wage make economic sense?
This week our correspondent, Tamanna Patel, speaks to an employee who earns RM700 a month, Albert Khoo who represents the Malaysian Furniture Entrepreneurs Association, Kuan Mun Leong of Hartalega (a Malaysian glove manufacturer), and Lee Hwok Aun, an economist at Universiti Malaya.
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