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13 Oct 2018 | 12:53 AM UTC

Malaysia: Trade union to hold protest in Kuala Lumpur October 17

Malaysia News Alert

Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) will hold a protest march in Kuala Lumpur on October 17 from Padang Merbok to parliament to demand a higher minimum wage

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur). COUNTRY/REGION Kuala Lumpur

Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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