MINIMUM WAGE: A better life in store for workers, families
I REFER to "Minimum wage cheer for workers" (NST, May 1). It is cheerful news for May Day and applauded by the rakyat.
Pleasing, too, for the government to arrive at the RM900 figure. Well done, prime minister.
More can be expected in future. Workers can't ask for anything more.
I hope unions take note of this caring and practical move on the part of the government.
Through such moves, Malaysia is moving towards becoming a high-income nation.
This transition is most welcome, as it offers a better life for our workers and their families. They will now have a higher take-home pay.
Workers must now work even harder, increasing productivity and coming up with new ideas.
We must also ensure that the new wage rises are not "taken away" by unscrupulous traders or merchants who usually have this bad habit of raising prices of goods and services.
The authorities should clamp down on those who try to hike prices using this as an excuse.