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Malaysia - Penang Job Offer

 
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Hi All,

Can somebody let me know whether 4300 RM is sufficient to live in Penang, Malaysia with family of two members and kid?

Thanks & Regards,
Surya.
 
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Oh yeah, RM 4300 in Penang should be sufficient.
Never been there, just guessing, but it has to be cheaper than KL, and 4300 is not bad for living in KL either.
 
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Dear Sonny,

Do you think 4300 RM is really enough ?

Please do not get me wrong, I'm not criticizing your reply, I just want some more details, right ?

I'm asking you about this because my friend who lived in Penang for three years, told me that if you don't have your own house and you
need to rent a one, you must have at least 3000 RM for a decent living.

Moreover, if you need a car to move yourself everyday from home to work, you are in trouble because cars are very expensive out there due to local fees.

If you get the convertion ratio from RM to US$, 1 US$ is about 3.8 RM, so, if your earnings are about 4300 RM, converting to US$ you should have at most US$ 1131.57. Is it enough ?

Thanks in advance.
Edisandro Bessa.
 
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Penang is a far remote place from KL, for sure the cost of living is very less compared to KL. And the job opportunities are very very less incase if u plan to switch.

#Surya
FYI RM4300 is sufficient but I don't think u can save much with family & tax.

By looking at current IT salaries in India I don't think its good idea for experienced people to move to Malaysia for long term assignments. In a long run I don't see any benefits in Malaysia for foreigners (atleast indians).
Note: In malaysia its quite difficult to change jobs....

#Edisandro
Don't compare USD with RM. In USA u need $800 to rent a decent apartment, with that amount u can have a hi-fi life in malaysia with family & rental car. And forget about buying a house in Malaysia if you are working there under employment pass as a foreigner.

Don't mistake me its just my view.
I am not criticizing about malaysia, if you earn big bucks like above RM10k pm then u can enjoy life and save some money otherwise its just a beautiful place to visit for sightseeing.
 
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the valuable outputs. I even thinking whether to relocate to Malaysia for peanuts. One more thing is, the consultant who is sponsoring EP for me is NOT willing to sponsor to my family dependents. The consultant even NOT ready to process their VISA documents eventhough I told him that I can pay for their expenses for processing.

I decided to quit this offer. I actually signed the offer letter. In the offer letter it is mentioned that, my employment is subject to EP approval. Can I leave this job offer at this point of time? Will there be any implications?

Thanks & Regards,
Surya.
 
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Most of the companies normally take care of all visa related issues for employee and dependents, if the company is MSC status then the visa processing time is far less. Once you are in malaysia you can also apply dependent visa yourself or thru some agents.

I'm not sure whats in your offer letter, but I guess you can decline the offer if you are not interested to accept it. There shouldn't be any issues.
However the company might spent some amount if they already trigger your EP.
 
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Hi Thiru,

Thanks for the reply. However, now they agreed to process the visa for dependents also. The company is MSC status compnay. I don't know what is MSC status and I will find out via google. If you know any further details about Penang please do share with me.

Thanks a lot for the replies.

Surya.
 
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Hi All,

Today I got a mail from the consultant who processed my EP. In fact, my EP approved and the consultant asking me to surrender my original passport to him when I arrive in KL. This seems tricky to me. Is it required to surrender original passport to the employer? Is it legal?

- Surya.
 
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The employer has to submit your passport to the imigration and get your visa stamped in your passport. You need to do this within 15-30 days upon your arrival to KL.

The employer will provide you a letter saying that your PP is at imigration,
make sure you carry this with you until you get back your PP back. You can show this letter even if any cop stops you.
 
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Can you give me the Consultant company name? I need a job in Penang. I am doing a research degree in university but I am short of money and need to work for at least 1 year and then continue.

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