Single Adults Can’t Survive on RM1,200 a Month, Says Don

KUALA LUMPUR: A single adult living in the Klang Valley can’t make ends meet on RM1,200 per month and will need a side income, according to an economist.

Yeah Kim Leng of Sunway University’s Business School told Bernama that a minimum wage of RM1,200 a month proposed by the government was below the estimated living wage in the Klang Valley.

Single adults would need a supplementary income to make ends meet, either from a second job or from a side business.

A living wage is defined as the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet his basic needs including food, housing and other essential needs, while a minimum wage is an amount set by the authorities with the aim of protecting workers against unduly low pay.


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