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Malaysia - UCSI - Salary Ok?
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Nemodot



Joined: 12 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KayuJati wrote:
SepangMan wrote:
"Go ahead and link us with the government website where it states no one gets a work permit if the salary is less than RM5,000. Please."

Re: KayuJati

You've been in Malaysia for a while, and so have I. However, on Jan 1, 2009 a new law was passed; Since then, in order to obtain an employment pass employers have been required to pay its workers a minimum of RM5K/mo.

Here's the link:

http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108&Itemid=118&lang=en

"Employment Pass
With effect from 1st January 2009, approval is given for a period of at least two years for a post involving a salary of RM5,000 and above."


Thanks for the link.

You will note, however, that it doesn't say that a minimum salary is required. Let's change the clauses around to state: "For a post involving a salary of RM5k and above, approval [can be obtained] for a minimum period of two years." In other words, if a school wants to pay less than RM5k they can, but will not get two-year work permits.

In other words, the wording leaves room for posts involving salaries under RM5k.

Let's do a little survey here, ask gloomyGumi and chasteaches if their offers are for positions with two-year contracts, or one-year contracts with possible renewal.

At my school I was switched from 2-year work permits to 1-year permits several years ago (around 2006), but well before this became law.


The imigresen website is a translation from Malay, so it does mean >5,000 RM required for an EP.

Low paid workers can be paid less - they are not expats e.g. maids etc. What I suspect some dodgy universities do is have one contract with immigration stating 5,000 RM salary then cheat the expat staff! Or just pay a processing "fee"

Such universities are best not touched even with a barge pole!

Legitimate university lectures get 6-7k (local staff rates with a masters). The rubbish private (Chinese) "universities" cheat staff and students. AVOID!
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KayuJati



Joined: 21 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nemodot wrote:

Here's the link:

http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108&Itemid=118&lang=en

The imigresen website is a translation from Malay, so it does mean >5,000 RM required for an EP.

Low paid workers can be paid less - they are not expats e.g. maids etc. What I suspect some dodgy universities do is have one contract with immigration stating 5,000 RM salary then cheat the expat staff! Or just pay a processing "fee"

Such universities are best not touched even with a barge pole!

Legitimate university lectures get 6-7k (local staff rates with a masters). The rubbish private (Chinese) "universities" cheat staff and students. AVOID!


Well, why don't you just go ahead and link to the page where it states, in Malay, that a minimum salary of RM5k is required. I can read and write in Malay quite well, thank you, and will provide an English translation for future queries here at Dave's ESL Cafe.

Otherwise, I might just consider you to be full of sambal belacan! Laughing
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steki47



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the OP-

What was the position you were offered? Tutor or lecturer?

Not trying to steal your job (hehehe), just curious. I took a look at the school's website and saw two different positions listed.
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kpjf



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to bring up a very old thread but instead of starting a new one I thought I would ask if people know if the TEFL salaries at USCI are better nowadays?

I got sent a pdf application form and it's really quite long, so don't want to fill it out and then have a interview if the salaries are as bad as before!

Thanks
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