PRABHAKAR GHIMIREKATHMANDU, Nov 6: Nepal is receiving fewer job offers from Malaysia as companies there are reducing workforce in a bid to contain their operating cost after the Malaysian government hiked minimum wage for workers.
Issuing the Minimum Wage Order 2012 recently, the Malaysian government increased minimum wage for workers to 900 Ringgit (excluding overtime allowances) for Peninsular Malaysia.
Similarly, it has set minimum wage at 800 Ringgit for Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Lebuan effective from January 1, 2013. The new wage structure will come into effect from January 1, 2013. Small firms employing five or less workers must implement it by July 1, 2013.