Definition of wages for minimum wage in Malaysia

Please be informed that in the Minimum Wage Order that was recently announced, reference was made to the National Wages Consultative Act 2011 which states that wages are as defined under s.2 of the Employment Act 1955. However, there have been disputes on the certainty of this definition and we at MECA have yet to receive confirmation from the Ministry on this matter because s.2 does not define ‘basic wages’ but only ‘wages’.
We hope we will be able to provide you with a concrete answer soon.