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SIBU, Aug 27: Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (Sadia) Rajang Branch is offering to help recipients of government aid vouchers to register for online banking with Bank Simpanan Nasional.
Its chairman Bill Jugah said they would not be charging applicants any fees for their services.
“Sadia-Rajang is offering to assist recipients of government aid vouchers to register for online banking so as to eliminate the need for queuing up outside BSN. Sadia will not charge any fees,” he said.
He added that in order to be transparent, recipients must bring a close relative who is literate to safeguard the recipients’ username and password associated with the account.
“For those without a BSN savings account, Sadia-Rajang can provide a letter of reference to BSN to facilitate the opening of accounts, in compliance with the current Anti-Money Laundering Act,” he said.
Bill also urged other organisations to similarly operate this way aside from simply criticising.
“It is our obligation and duty to help the unfortunate, and provide a shoulder for the weak to lean on,” he added.
On long queue at BSN branches, he said this phenomenon exists every time any government aid is disbursed where a long queue forms overnight.
“The lines can stretch for hundreds of meters at one point. Long lines can be seen outside BSN branches in Sibu and Miri and probably other towns in Sarawak,” he said. — DayakDaily