Amount decided with the National Wages Consultative Council, explains the human resources minister.
Defending recent selections to the board, he says the appointees are trustworthy former corporate titans.
J Solomon points out gov't is being transparent about proposed amendments to Employment Act.
The workers' group reminds M Kulasegaran of Harapan's pledge to bring the minimum wage up to RM1,500.
'When your prime minister is 93, you find ways to challenge yourself.'
He says the matter must be addressed immediately as it could lead to global market shunning local products.
The human resources minister says as a minister he cannot practise law.
HR minister stresses that the overall objective of Socso is to cover all working Malaysians.
UPDATED 8.08PM | But chairperson Lim Wee Chai admits that a small number of workers have exceeded overtime limit.
PARLIAMENT | Minister explains that Harapan is currently hampered by the problem insufficient manpower.
Minister says he will ensure local workers do not get less than what they are getting now.
As there is no particular body with power or authority to monitor temples nationwide, the minister says.
HR minister Kulasegaran says 30pct deduction from the levy contributed by employers will cease this month.
UPDATED 4.20PM | Kulasegaran says this was done without the knowledge of the fund's board of directors.
Director of UKM's Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation did not explicitly explain why the forum title was changed.
Umno lawmaker also wants the abolition bill discussed in the current sitting of Parliament.
Minister says Socso and Transport Ministry have discussed measures to be taken should they fail to do so.
India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has agreed to consider the request, says M Kulasegaran.
PARLIAMENT | Kula says the 1966 act was amended to bring it into line with international conventions.
Minister M Kulasegaran says it will be headed by former Court of Appeal judge and G25 spokesperson.
COMMENT | TVET restructuring and amendments to a host of labour laws are in the works.
LETTER | I don’t understand how the PLWS is going to provide incentives to workers to come back to the country.