Malaysia's minimum wage hike brings cheers in South Asia

Kuala Lumpur's new policy, part of an ambitious plan to transform Malaysia into a high-income country, also brings benefits to foreign workers from Nepal and other countries.

By Kosh Koirala for Khabar South Asia in Kathmandu

January 29, 2013


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A woman votes in Indonesia's presidential election at a Jakarta polling centre on Wednesday (July 9th). [Adek Berry/AFP]
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