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Posted on May 10, 2016 in Latest Update

Minimum Wages Order 2016



The Minimum Wages Order 2016 (MWO 2016) which is gazetted on 29th April 2016 will take into effect from 1st July 2016, replacing the Minimum Wages Order 2012.

As highlighted in the Media Release by Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) on 29th April 2016, MWO 2016:

a)Cover all employers, regardless the number of employees;
b)Cover all employees in private sector, except domestic servant;
c)Minimum wage for Peninsular Malaysia is RM1,000 per month/ RM 4.81 per hour; and RM920 per month/ RM4.42 per hour for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan;
d)With maximum working hour of 48 hours per week, the daily minimum wages shall be as follows:

Regional Areas No. of Working days in a week Daily Minimum Wages Rates
Peninsular Malaysia 6 RM 38.46
5 RM 46.15
4 RM 57.69
Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan 6 RM 35.38
5 RM 42.46
4 RM 53.08

e)For employees whose wages paid based on piece rate, tonnage, task, trip or commission, total monthly wages payable shall not be less than RM1,000 for Peninsular Malaysia or RM920 for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan;
f)With effective from 1stJuly 2016, clauses on Delay Application, Negotiation for Re-structure of Wages and Minimum Wages for Employees under Probation Period will be abolished.

The mwo-2016 are enclosed for reference.

For enquiries, please contact the secretariat of National Wages Consultative Council under MOHR at Tel: 03-8886 5156 or Email: