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Deputy minister: Don’t compare Malaysia’s wage subsidy programme to Singapore’s

He said the two countries' different population size meant a direct comparison was not fair.

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KUALA LUMPUR — Deputy Human Resources Minister Awang Hashim said was unfair to benchmark ’s wage subsidy scheme against a similar programme in .

He said the two countries’ different population size meant a direct comparison was not fair.

“You see if we compare to Singapore, their population is only about five million, in Malaysia, the workforce alone ’s already 7.1 million are affected.

“So if a comparison is made, let’s compare to and not to orange,” he told the today during question time.

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Awang was responding to Parti Negara’s Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar, his predecessor, who asked if the government would raise the wage subsidy to 75 per cent and match Singapore’s policy.

The deputy minister said the government also has other programmes for retention and to assist businesses.For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comCopyright 2017 Online

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