Minimum wage gazetted, takes effect Jan 1

KUALA LUMPUR: The Minimum Wage Order 2012, which was gazetted Monday, will take effect on Jan 1 for employers who employ six workers or more.

For employers, who employ five workers or less, the date of enforcement will be on July 1 next year, said a statement from the Human Resource Ministry.

It said the commencement date also applied to employers who were carrying out professional activities classified under the Malaysian Standard Classification of Occupations (MASCO) regardless of the number of employees.

The Minimum Wage Order 2012 was gazetted in accordance with Subsection 23 (1) of National Wage Consultation Council 2011.

Further information on the gazette entitled the 'Minimum Wage Order 2012 P.U. (A) 214/2012 can be referred to at

According to the gazette, the minimum wage rate was fixed at RM900 per month or RM4.33 per hour for the peninsular and RM800 per month or RM3.85 per hour for Sabah and Sarawak. - Bernama