The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) is planning a protest march in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, October 17. Protesters are expected to gather at Padang Merbok at 11:00 (local time) before marching to the Malaysian Houses of Parliament. Localized transportation disruptions are possible, along with a heightened security presence in the area.
Malaysia committed to raise its national monthly minimum wage to RM1050 beginning January 1. MTUC states the increase is not sufficient and is demanding a wage of RM1800.
Individuals in Kuala Lumpur, particularly near Padang Merbok and the parliament building, are advised to avoid public gatherings as a precaution and anticipate localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence.
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