Sabah's high cost of living due to stagnant salaries

Jason Santos

A general view of the Merlin statue in Kota Kinabalu. Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Raymond Tan says the state's high cost of living is due to stagnant salaries in the state. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 22, 2018.

THE absence of a structured salary scale in Sabah’s private sector is the cause for dissatisfaction of many Sabahans in coping daily expenses and taxes, Sabah deputy chief minister Raymond Tan said.

He said Sabahans had blamed the goods and services tax (GST) and other policies like the cabotage policy for the higher cost of goods in the state, but never complained of their stagnant salaries.

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