CMO: State govt to pay community leaders’ allowances before Hari Raya and Gawai

Chief Minister's Department insignia

KUCHING, May 24: The state government will hasten the payment of allowances to community leaders in conjunction with the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Gawai Dayak celebrations.

This came following the recent announcement by the federal Ministry of Rural and Regional Development that it was temporarily postponing all administrative matters regarding to appointments, transfers, payments of allowances and other related matters concerning the Village Security and Development Committees (JKKK) and their federal counterparts JKKKPs.

According to a press statement from the Chief Minister’s Office this evening, the state government pledged to continue and would bear the cost to pay the allowances of affected community leaders in the state.

It gave assurance that all payments would be made as soon as possible before the Hari Raya and Gawai Dayak celebrations.

This followed an announcement by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government through Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently that redundant agencies like the JKKKs and JKKKPs would be disbanded. — DayakDaily