The RM900 minimum wage set by the government for Peninsular Malaysia should also be set for Sabah and Sarawak, said non-governmental organisation (NGO) Oppressed People Network (Jerit).

The NGO also called for wealth redistribution to reduce the income disparity in Sabah and Sarawak, noting that they are rich with natural resources.

Jerit also called for the lifting of the ban on activists seeking entry to Sabah and Sarawak, saying that “If the government really appreciates the integration of society between Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, do not discriminate the people who have been critical of the state governments or of those who merely want to help to empower the marginalised people in the two states,” the statement said.

-The Sun Daily