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‘AT LEAST TWO-THIRDS OF SINGAPORE’S SALARY’ – BUT IS MONEY THE ONLY FACTOR CHASING MALAYSIANS TO WORK OVERSEAS – CHIN TONG PROPOSES 5-YEAR ROADMAP FOR JOHOR TO CREATE JOBS TO RETAIN SKILLED MALAYSIANS – ALSO, WILL ‘HIGH-QUALITY’ INVESTMENTS COME WITH CORRUPTION LOOPHOLES GETTING EVER BIGGER WITH UMNO RUNNING JOHOR AGAIN?



In Labour Day message, DAP’s Chin Tong proposes five-year roadmap for Johor to create jobs with decent pay to retain skilled Malaysians PETALING JAYA — Johor’s Perling assemblyman Liew Chin Tong today proposed a five-year roadmap for retaining skilled Malaysian workers in Johor while urging the state government to place good jobs with decent pay at the centre of all its economic activities as a start. In his Labour Day message, Liew said it was imperative for policymakers, employers and employees to recognise that the current conditions for workers in Johor and beyond are not conducive for the economy and more crucially, the well-being of Johoreans. This he said was because many Johoreans worked in Singapore due to low wages in Johor and other parts of Malaysia which are exacerbated by the huge difference in currency exchange. “In Johor, good jobs with decent pay mean providing at least two-thirds of Singapore’s salary.  “This means if a semi-skilled Malaysian worker is paid SGD$2,000 per month, he or she would most likely be happy to stay back in Johor if Malaysian employers pay between RM3,000 and RM4,000.  “The gap in income is filled with better quality of life and more time spent […]



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