Malaysian youths will do ‘dangerous, dirty, difficult’ jobs for higher pay

More Malaysian youths will probably be willing to do 'dangerous, dirty and difficult' jobs if they are paid more.
By: | November 28, 2018


Malaysian youths are willing to do dangerous, dirty, and difficult (so-called ‘3D’) jobs, if these come with high wages and better incentives, according to Malaysia’s HR Minister M. Kulasegaran.

The minister made the pronouncement in the light of the fact that Malaysians, especially youths, are increasingly taking up 3D jobs in other countries, such as Singapore and Australia, due to higher pay and better perks.

“If we increase their salaries, there is a big possibility that many of them will be willing to work here,” said Kulasegaran.

Consequently, paying higher wages is one the measures that the government could take as part of its efforts to boost the country’s 3D industry, and provide work locally for the country’s youths.

Malaysia currently has more than 500,000 unemployed who are between 15 and 24 years old, according to government data.