Hurry, BSH application closes March 15, those eligible told

Abdul Aziz (second right) and other volunteers at a mobile registration counter.

KUCHING, March 14: As the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) application closes on March 15, Democratic Action Party (DAP) members are hard at work together with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to get as many people registered as possible.

To make it easier for the public, DAP Socialist Youth (Dapsy) Sarawak publicity secretary Abdul Aziz Isa is appealing to the public who have yet to visit and follow the instructions stated to submit the required information to, alternatively, walk to the state IRB office for enquiries and applications.

They could also visit DAP branch offices in Kuching, Batu Kawah and 7th Mile for assistance. The offices are open from 9am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5pm on weekdays.


Alternatively, they could call 082-553351 for assistance, he added.

His DAP Batu Kitang Branch, together with the IRB, had set up mobile service centres at Kampung Semeba, Kampung Haji Baki and Jalan Landeh to better assist the public on this matter.

Abdul Aziz (seated second right) assisting at a mobile registration counter.

Aziz said under the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s administration, the process of registering for BSH 2019 had been simplified, including accepting the application forms even though the applicants did not submit complete sets of copies of personal identification documents.

He explained that the forms would be processed based on the information on them as submitted by the applicants. The applicants could also submit online applications, where it is no longer compulsory to upload their documents.

“BSH applicants aged 60 years and above need not update their information unless there are any changes as the Department of Inland Revenue will use the BSH 2018 to process their applications.

“However, the information obtained from the applicants will be matched with data from such agencies as the National Registration Department to determine the eligibility of each application,” explained Aziz.

Quoting Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in his Budget 2019 speech, Aziz said BSH was expected to benefit more than four million households and involve an allocation of RM5 billion. — DayakDaily