Published: Wednesday October 5, 2011 MYT 11:35:00 AM
New minimum wages for Indian labourers in Malaysia next month
PETALING JAYA: The Indian High Commission has formulated a new minimum wage for its citizens working here.
Effective Nov 1, the minimum monthly wage for Indian maid is RM1,400 and RM850 for plantation workers.
It also set the minimum wage of RM800 for restaurant, construction and general workers.
In a statement, the High Commission stated that it is mandatory for all Malaysian employers to fill up the Employment Contract according to the revised guideline.
"Contracts which are below the minimum wage will not be endorsed by the High Commission," it said.
“It will also be mandatory for Malaysian employers to have each employment contract attested by the Indian High Commission prior to the submission of the contract and other documents to the Protector General of Emigrants in India."