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Malaysian professionals are not just underpaid, they are paid less than foreign workers

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There are tons of new graduates are still being paid less than RM1,500 per month, and skilled foreign workers in the construction site are earning more than them.

I read many letters in The Star from employers argued that our professionals must be grateful to them for earning RM1,500 per month, without them our graduates will jobless.

When they lose their professionals to foreign companies or foreign countries, they condemn our people are too demanding, poor English and poor working ethic.

The salary for same professionals in China coastal cities is much higher than here, high salary does not seem to hinder their GDP high growth at all.

This kind of salary scheme can compete with Singapore?

Najib: M’sian professionals under paid

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13, 2011): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has conceded that Malaysian professionals are underpaid compared with their counterparts in foreign countries.

He said the state of affairs had somewhat deterred efforts to retain as well as attract good talents to work in this country.

“Although Malaysian professionals are competent, they are not being paid as well as those in other countries.

“I have been telling […]