Manning The State Government

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PEM unravels the Penang state government’s wage bill and finds that the implementation of a minimum wage may not have much of an impact on cost or income distribution. The question to ask is how productivity is best rewarded.

States in Malaysia

The Malaysian flag, now affectionately called the Jalur Gemilang, raised at the Stadium Merdeka in 1957 when Malaya became a new nation, bears a close resemblance to the American Stars and Stripes. The Malaysian flag’s red and white stripes represent one state each as do the star’s 13 points. The US flag also has 13 red and white stripes and originally had 13 stars arranged in a circle, representing the 13 states that made up the United States of America in 1776.

The similarities between these nations go beyond the flags though, and both Malaysia and the US were formed as a federation of many states.


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