Really? If you're looking for people to join the KL office, please consider me. I speak fluent Malay (and Indonesian), am very well entrenched with almost all the telecom operators in the region, well-connected with the business leaders from companies like Petronas and Sime Darby, can 'tap' my dad if political connections/help is needed. I don't even mind an SC position, as long as my current package is maintained. LOL!
RFC, firstly, if I were you, I would wait a few months until the Malaysian general election is over, before throwing your name in.
Here's a breakdown of things.
Base salary: Ask for an annual basic of RM360k. Using a 4.8 rate, that's £75k. The £ is going to drop further. But you are OK if you get an RM basic. Also, the top tax rate is 28%??, can't remember exactly.
Medical: Private companies in Malaysia provide comprehensive private health care. The private health facilities in Malaysia are way better than what we get with the NHS.
Bonus/OTE: Here, I am ignoring bonus, but used £75k basic (see above) as I assumed a 75:25 split, i.e. £100k OTE, which is fair for a standard SC level in the UK.
Car: Get them to provide a car. Great roads, but public transport sucks.
Accommodation: They usually provide this as well. I have a very nice furnished apartment near KLCC if you're wanting one - hehehe. Current tenant from France leaves end April. Expect to pay, say, RM5k for a nice apartment. See www.iproperty.com.my. If wrong address, just google iproperty.co.my.
Food: Great food in Malaysia. And cheap! No worries here. So won't write much.
Pension: In Malaysia and Singapore, there's something called the EPF (CPF for Singapore). For ease of calculation, let's say you have a 10k monthly salary. You pay in 11% and the company pays 13%, if I remember right. You get this back in a lump sum at the retirement age of 55. Good interest! in the good years, 8-9%. In the recent bad years, 4-5%. Even now, I transfer every month my EPF cntributions.
If you need any further info, feel free to ask.
1/4 Malaysian, did my primary education in Malaysia, before having to move with my old man wherever he got posted. Also worked in Malaysia/SEA early in my career. Saying that, I've only been back 2-3 times since 2004, the last being Christmas 2010. It' a nice place though.
Also, join www.interntions.org. They have a decent group in KL.