Wednesday, May 12

Govt agencies to help with Prihatin applications


Henry and Lawas District Officer Ladin Atok (second and third left) help to load the food packs into a vehicle.

LAWAS: Government agencies such as the Information Department will help rural folk with no access to the internet to register for the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional.

Deputy Minister of Rural Development II Datuk Henry Sum Agong said those with internet access could apply online for the aid, announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recently, via the Inland Revenue Board’s website.

He said this yesterday when sending off food aid for 4,742 recipients in Ba Kekalan during the movement control order (MCO).

The Bantuan Prihatin Nasional is a one-off cash payment for the B40 and M40 groups.

It involves RM1,600 for four million households earning RM4,000 and below; RM1,000 for households earning RM4,000 above; RM800 for single Malaysians aged 21 and above earning RM2,000 and below; as well as RM500 for single Malaysians aged 21 and above earning between RM2,000 and RM4,000.

On the food aid, Henry said distribution to the hinterlands would be carried out over two days.

“This aid is for everyone irrespective of party or background,” he said.