A new salary scheme for security guards is introduced and will be implemented this coming 1st July 2010. The minister confirmed there will be no postponement for the salary increase.
Security guards would be enjoying new salary between RM1,100 and RM1,450 per month.
This is a very large increase from RM300 to RM400 per month that is stated under the Wages Council Act.
It is estimated that there are more than 40,000 foreigners and 150,000 Malaysians employed as security guards.
We know that being a security guard means risking your life. Therefore, these people truly deserves a salary hike.
However, the minister is aware of the increasing expenditure for companies that are engaging in security guard services and he is determined to solve this problem as soon as possible.
He will be meeting the Home Ministry officials and registered industry players to discuss for solutions.
If you are one of the security guards in Malaysia, congratulations! You finally get what you deserve.