Me­dian wage not stag­nant: Min­is­ter

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

THE gov­ern­ment has de­nied claims that the na­tional me­dian wage is cur­rently stag­nant.

Hu­man Re­sources Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Richard Riot said the yearly me­dian wage in Malaysia has seen an in­crease since 2014.

“Based on data from the De­part­ment of Statis­tics, the me­dian wage and salary of work­ers last year had in­creased by 6.5% to RM1,600 com­pared with RM1,500 in 2014.

“Mean­while, the av­er­age wage has in­creased by 5.3% to RM2,312 last year com­pared with RM2,193 the pre­vi­ous year.

“In con­clu­sion, the is­sue of stag­nant me­dian wage of work­ers does not arise at all,” he said dur­ing the ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion.

He said this in re­ply to Datuk Ah­mad Hamzah (BN-Jasin) who asked about the min­istry’s ef­forts to boost work­ers’ wages.

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