Malaysia's government expects a minimum wage recommendation to be provided by the Minimum Wage Technical Committee latest by August next year, Bernama reported.

Speaking to reporters after officiating the Karak Health Camp in Bentong, Pahang yesterday, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said the committee is currently carrying out a study and gathering views from stakeholders to determine the most appropriate minimum wage rate.

He said: "After obtaining the appropriate rate, the committee will submit the recommendation to me to be presented to the Cabinet before it is to be decided and announced to the public."

According to Bernama, Minister Kulasegaran was responding to a request by the Malaysian Youth Council for the minimum wage to be raised from RM1,100 to RM1,500, to "ease the burden borne by the people, especially the younger generation."

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