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M’sian Civil Servants To Get A 15% Pay Raise, Highest So Far 

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has announced a record-breaking salary increase for civil servants—the highest ever in Malaysia’s history—at 15 percent.

According to the Prime Minister, this increase is the highest ever recorded in the country’s history, surpassing the previous increase of 13 percent.

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This adjustment sets the minimum monthly salary for civil servants at RM2,000.

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Scheduled to take effect from December 1, 2023, this increase involves a government allocation of over RM10 billion.

The announcement was made at the national-level Labour Day celebrations held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). It is the first revision of civil servants’ salaries in 12 years.

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Prime Minister Anwar stated that the current minimum income for civil servants, including salary and fixed allowances, stands at RM1,795.

Under the new scheme, it will rise to at least RM2,000.

He also noted that the governments of Sabah and Sarawak have agreed to update their respective Labour Ordinances to align with the Employment Act 1955, applicable in Peninsular Malaysia.

The revised Sabah Labour Ordinance Bill 2024 and the Sarawak Labour Ordinance Bill will be introduced in the upcoming parliamentary session.


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