Gender pay gap: Deciphering the decline

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In its latest Malaysia gender pay gap index, the Department of Statistics found that, on average, for every RM100 in salaries and wages received by men, women receive just RM66.67. This is a sharp decline from RM96.21 in 2021.

What is the reason for the decline, and what policies are needed to address it? Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris speaks to Tan E Hun of Research for Social Advancement (Refsa) and Lee Min Hui of Isis Malaysia.

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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