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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Oct 1: Cash voucher worth RM100 will be channeled to each B40 civil servant with monthly income of less than RM1,400 in Sarawak under the Maksak Cares programme.
This is part of Sarawak Government Servants Welfare and Sports Council (Maksak) Women Division’s initiative to improve living quality of the low-income group as well as ensuring no civil servants are left out from enjoying the benefits of Government assistance.
Maksak Women Division chairperson Datin Amar Evelyn Ritikos said the Maksak Cares programme was launched in collaboration with the Human Resources Unit of the Chief Minister’s Department and Sanjung Etika Sdn Bhd.
“At present, Maksak Cares Fund has raised up to RM100,000 which will provide benefit to 1,000 recipients in terms of cash vouchers,” she said during the virtual launching ceremony of Maksak Cares programme today.
She mentioned that there are some civil servants who are struggling to prepare daily necessities for their families amidst Covid-19 pandemic and the rising cost of living.
“However, they must also work hard to change their statuses to being independent, not being passive and depending on welfare assistance alone,” she added.
Chief Minister’s wife Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang was present to launch the programme.
In the same ceremony, she also witnessed the handing over of a donation cheque from Sanjung Etika Sdn Bhd presented by its chairman Dato Sri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki amounting to RM50,000 to the Maksak Cares Fund received by Evelyn. — DayakDaily