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DATE EVENTS
4 August 2010 Minimum Wages Workshop held at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)
24 August 2010 Focus Group Meeting with employer representatives
26 August 2010 Focus Group Meeting with employee representatives
1 September 2010 Focus Group Meeting with government agencies and academicians
7 - 14 February 2011 Minimum Wages Lab jointly held with World Bank at PICC, Putrajaya
12 February 2011 Minimum Wages Open Day at PERKESO, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
21 April 2011 The appointment of National Wages Consultative Technical Committee
30 June 2011 The approval of Minimum Wages Consultative Council Bill 2011 by the House of Representatives
12 July 2011 The approval of Minimum Wages Consultative Council Bill 2011 by the Senate
25 July – 11 August 2011 Consultation sessions with the public throughout Malaysia
26 August 2011 Minimum Wages Consultative Council Bill 2011 was given Royal Assent by SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong
15 Sept 2011 The National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011 [Act 732] is gazetted.
30 Apr 2012 Announcement of the Minimum Wages Order by Right Honourable Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak on the eve of Labour Day.
16 July 2012 The Minimum Wages Order 2012 is gazetted. The Order states the followings:
  • Minimum wages rate of RM900 per month/ RM4.33 per hour for Peninsular Malaysia and RM800 per month/ RM3.85 per hour for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.
  • Dates of enforcement:
    • 1 January 2013 for employers with more than five employees or employers who work in a professional capacity as determined by the Malaysia Standard Classification of Occupations (MASCO).
    • 1 July 2013 for employers with five employees or less (also known as micro-enterprises).
For more information on the Minimum Wages Order 2012, please click this link.
28 Dec 2012 The Minimum Wages (Amendment) Order 2012 is gazetted which contain the deferment of the Order as follows:
  • 632 employers (employing more than five employees)
  • Hotels (until 30 Sept 2013)
    • Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)
    • Association of Hotel Employers, Peninsular Malaysia (AHE)
    • Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO)
    • Malaysian Budget Hotel Association (MBHA)
  • Security Services (until 31 March 2013)
    • Security Services Association Malaysia (PPKKM)
    • Asian Professional Security Association (APSA)
  • Bus Services (until 31 March 2013)
    • Pan Malaysian Bus Operators Association (PMBOA)
1 Jan 2013 Commencement of the Minimum Wages Order 2012 for all employers employing more than five employees. The Order also applies to employers who work in a professional capacity as determined by the Malaysia Standard Classification of Occupations (MASCO).
28 May 2013 The Minimum Wages (Amendment) Order 2013 which grants deferment to SMEs with foreign employees until 31 December 2013 is gazetted. In addition, 40 big employers are also given deferment until 31 December 2013 in respect of their foreign employees. The list of employers approved for deferment can be found here.
1 July 2013 Commencement of the Minimum Wages Order 2012 for all employers having five employees or less.
29 July 2013 The Minimum Wages (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 which grants a deferment to micro-enterprises with respect to their local employees until 31 December 2013 is gazetted. The list of employers approved for deferment can be found here.
10 Sept 2013 The Minimum Wages (Amendment) (No.3) Order 2013 which grants deferment to individual companies until 31 December 2013 is gazetted. The list of employers approved for deferment can be found here.
3 December 2013 Launching of the Minimum Wages Portal.
10 December 2013 Minimum Wages Portal Clinic at Penang.
17 December 2013 Minimum Wages Portal Clinic at Johor Bahru.
1 Jan 2014 Commencement of the Minimum Wages Order 2012 for SME employers with foreign employees. The Order also commences for employers who have received deferment approval as listed in the Minimum Wages (Amendment) Order 2013, Minimum Wages (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 and Minimum Wages (Amendment) (No.3) Order 2013.
28 January 2014 Minimum Wages Portal Clinic at Pahang.
24 February 2014 Minimum Wages Portal Clinic at Kuching, Sarawak.
3 March 2014 Minimum Wages Portal Clinic at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
25-26 March 2014 Seminar with ILO and World Bank on the Review of the Minimum Wages Order 2012
22 April 2014 Minimum Wages Portal Clinic at Miri, Sarawak.
23 April 2014 Minimum Wages Portal Clinic at Sandakan, Sabah.
19-28 August 2014 Focus Group Discussions (FGD) on the Review of Minimum Wages Order 2012 with employers' associations and trade unions throughout Malaysia.
13-14 October 2014 Seminar on the Implementation of Minimum Wages: Lessons Learnt from the ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners.
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