M’sian Workers In S’pore & Brunei Earn Up To RM64K Monthly, Says Govt

They prefer to continue working because of high pay.
According to the latest study report from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), it has been revealed that some Malaysians working in Singapore and Brunei are able to earn up to RM64,000 monthly.

Today (Feb 19), DOSM reports that the earnings of some Malaysian citizens working in Singapore and Brunei are considered to be at a luxurious level.

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Reported by Kosmo!, the Chief Statistician, Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin, mentioned that around 66.7% of Malaysian employees in Singapore receive gross salaries ranging from SGD1,500 (RM5,330) to SGD3,599 (RM12,780) per month.

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While the 18.5% earn salaries between SGD3,600 (RM12,800) and SGD9,999 (RM35,530).

As for those who are employed in Brunei, 41.3% of them receive monthly gross salaries ranging from BND1,000 (RM3,550) to BND3,000 (RM10,660).

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While another 43.5% receive incomes between BND3,001 (RM10,670) and BND10,000 (RM35,550).

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M’sian earns more than RM35k monthly

Moreover, Mohd Uzir stated that Malaysian citizens are also earning salaries exceeding RM35,000 per month.

“The highest monthly gross salary recorded in Singapore is SGD18,000 (RM64,000) and BND15,000 (RM53,300) in Brunei.” he said.

Interestingly, over half of Malaysian workers with SPM or equivalent qualifications are employed as skilled and semi-skilled workers in both Singapore and Brunei.

Furthermore, for those with bachelor’s degrees working as skilled workers, the majority fall within the 25 to 34 age range.

They prefer to stay because of high incomes

According to Mohd Uzir, despite the high salaries, many Malaysian workers in Singapore and Brunei express their intentions to continue their employment in these countries.

It also indicates the higher inclination among Malaysian workers in Brunei to migrate compared to those in Singapore.

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Why do M’sians choose other countries?

The report identifies several reasons why Malaysian citizens choose to work in Singapore or Brunei, including the availability of job opportunities, favorable working environments, higher salaries, and the advantageous exchange rates of the Singaporean and Bruneian currencies.

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