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Bangla Earns RM 5000 but Malaysian Earns Less Than RM 3000?!

According to a blogpost by Malay-language site Siakap Keli, a payslip belonging to a Bangladeshi working in KLIA shown him earning over RM5,000 a month!

What’s more surprising is that his basic salary is a mere RM900, the rest are all allowances and overtime. In contrast, Malaysian Insider reported in 2014 that 2 million households, or 28.7% of all households in Malaysia are earning less than RM3,000 a month.

So where is the problem here? Are Malaysians too lazy they are undesirable to employers, or is it that we Malaysians are so arrogant that we rather die of hunger than work in an assembly line?

Both to us are not true, as when forced to a corner, most Malaysians are willing to let of of their ego to earn a living. An example would be an article published just today, about a medical doctor who needed to work odd jobs to support himself, while waiting for houseman posting.

Perhaps we should relook into the unemployment and locals earning below the poverty line, and connect them to employers who are able to better jobs, instead of taking the easy way out and simply hire foreign talents to solve the labour shortage.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. CK

    March 20, 2018 at 01:40

    Come on thecoverage. I’m sure you can choose a better, less derogatory heading for this article. We expect better of you.

  2. malaysian

    November 24, 2019 at 09:06

    really stupid. Malaysian are all open to do the job. if they can’t do, employers ended up hiring foreigners.
    Stop blaming others and look at yourself first and what is the short fall. what can yoi do to improve for the better.
    The world owe you nothing. Stop all this shit

  3. Lchoo

    November 26, 2019 at 18:18

    Before you trigger unnecessary chaos with this, have you validated what is the “Pelarasan”? It could be that the payslip had a one-off adjustment (pelarasan) a backdated pay that the employer had not paid the staff for the past few months.
    Get your facts right.
    And just because Malaysians are picky with their job selection,doesn’t mean the Banglas do not deserve being paid for their hard work. Be fair!

  4. Klaed

    November 29, 2019 at 17:53

    Foreign workers earned 5000, but do you know how many hours they worked in a week? no annual leave no off, no epf, no socso no public holidays, except some. But local, can you do that?

  5. ujangmohd

    September 25, 2020 at 11:35

    look at the word pelarasan.. why is it there.. this is not a month to month salary..and the name doesnt reflect a bangladeshi..more than a nepal

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