At the recent Budget 2015, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak announced that the minimum wage for employees in Peninsular Malaysia will be increased from the current RM900 to RM1,000 starting 1-July 2016.
The following is a response from Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, President & CEO of Perodua on the matter:
“We welcome the government’s 2016 Budget to address the welfare of the lower income segment of society and to further improve infrastructure, investment and economic activities among SMEs.
“On the increase in minimum wage to RM1,000 in West Malaysia and to RM920 in East Malaysia; while we encourage better pay, we also emphasise on higher productivity to justify the increase in wages.
“We hope that the government would further engage the various stakeholders such as industries and especially SMEs so that the implementation of higher wages would have the desired effect.
“We also hope that the increase in wages and benefits to the public sector will also translate into a better quality of service.
“Perodua is committed to offer affordable yet quality products and services without compromising on safety to our customers and the Malaysian public. Our transformation journey will continue and we would like to thank all our stakeholders including our customers for making Perodua the brand of choice.”
The new minimum wage applies to all employees in all sectors, except domestic service or house maids.