Registration for hawkers, petty traders open until May 31 to be eligible for BKSS grant

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KUCHING, Apr 17: A special BKSS Grant of RM1,500 per entrepreneur will be provided to each hawker and petty trader registered with Sarawak Local Authorities, said a press release from the Sarawak government today.

As for those who do not have a license or permit, they are advised to register with the local authority stating the purpose of obtaining the special aid by filling in the form either manually or online.

“Manual forms can be obtained from the nearest local authority’s service counter and registration is open until May 31, 2020. Considerations will be based on the criteria set by the Local Authority,” said the statement.

It also explained that the grant will be paid out to the respective qualified entrepreneurs’ through Sarawak Pay account in two tranches: phase one (RM750) which will be paid from April to May 2020) and phase two (RM750) to be paid in June/July 2020.

Payment is made through the following methods:
· if you have a business license and have a verified Sarawak Pay account before April 15, 2020, payments will be credited into your Sarawak Pay account starting April 23, 2020;


· If you have a business license but not do have a Sarawak Pay account for acceptable reasons, cash payments can be claimed from any nearby Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) branch by providing identity card and business license from May 2020;

· If you have a business license and have a verified Sarawak Pay account before May 31, 2020, the payment will be credited into the Sarawak Pay account beginning June 2020,

· If you have a business license but not do have a Sarawak Pay account for acceptable reasons, cash payments can be claimed from any nearby Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) branch by providing identity card and business license from June 2020.

It also advised the public to download the Sarawak Pay App into their smartphones through Google Play Store or Apple Store to facilitate transactions and payment.—DayakDaily