A Mandatory Living Wage—No More Cheap Excuses, Please


As Senior Diplomat Tommy Koh pointed out in today’s Straits Times (‘Basic pay: Tommy Koh weighs in’), all advanced economies, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and now Hong Kong have a minimum wage. Malaysia is now considering it.

It is therefore frustrating to hear the same tired excuses from our current government against implementing a mandatory minimum wage. Continue reading

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