Friday, October 18

One BR1M application per household — Ting


MIRI: Multiple applications from a household was among the reasons for the rejection of the 1Malaysia People’s Assistance (BR1M) application, said Piasau Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) chairman Datuk Sebastian Ting yesterday.

Ting who is also Political Secretary to Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Datuk Seri Peter Chin, said the assistance was aimed at easing the burden of the people, especially the poor.

“The gross household income criteria of RM3,000 and less for those applying for RM500 BR1M refers to the total income of a family living in the same house. It refers to a husband, wife and dependents still single, working and living in the same house,” Ting said.

He said the application would automatically be rejected if more than one was submitted by a household.

Some of the applications were incomplete as they did not list down dependents and their particulars. Some applications had insufficient data or information.

Some were not eligible as the household had more than two cars and other properties.

“They must be truthful in their applications; don’t try to cheat. It is meant to ease the burden of the people, especially the poor and low income group,” he said.

Those whose applications were rejected can appeal. SUPP Piasau branch will find out the reasons for the unsuccessful application.

They are advised to appeal as soon as possible to avoid missing out on the opportunity to get assistance from the government.

Meanwhile, Ting said a total of 8,183 applications in Miri parliamentary constituency had been approved under Batch 3. From the total figure, the aid had been distributed to 4,183  successful applicants last Friday: 1,202 in Piasau, 775 (Pujut) and 2,206 (Senadin).

Some from the remaining  4,000 were distributed yesterday and 19th and 20th of this month.