PM: Fed govt to distribute RM2 bln in financial aid to 9 mln recipients in Jan

Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim

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By Yee Mei

KUCHING, Dec 20: The Federal government will distribute RM2 billion in financial aid to nine million recipients next January.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said this while tabling a special allocation or mini budget in the Dewan Rakyat today.

“The first phase of the cash assistance (Bantuan Tunai Rakyat) will be disbursed earlier in Jan 2023 compared to March.

“This will involve RM300 for eligible households and RM100 for recipients who are single (unmarried),” he said.

The prime minister also gave his assurance that cash assistance that has been implemented so far will continue.

Anwar tabled the provision under the Consolidated Fund (Expenditure Into Account) Act 2022, which will come into effect on Jan 1, 2023. — DayakDaily