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'Register early for BR1M 2.0'


1MALAYSIA PEOPLE'S AID: Government to make payments early next year, says minister

IPOH: THOSE eligible for the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) 2.0 have been urged to register as soon as possible to enable the government to pay out the money early next year.

However, no definite date has been set for the payout.

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said those qualified for the aid should register now although the government had not set a closing date for registration of applications.

"Those who register early will be able to receive payment early," he said after attending the Tambun Barisan Nasional's Deepavali open house in Chemor, near here, yesterday.

Ahmad Husni, who is also Tambun member of parliament, said he would make an announcement at the end of November on BR1M 2.0, including data on applicants and registration process.

New applicants are those applying for the RM250 handout to single unmarried individuals, aged 21 and above, and earning not more than RM2,000 a month, as well as those who did not register for the payment of RM500 to households earning less than RM3,000 per month under the previous BR1M programme.

The qualified unmarried individuals, aged 21 and above, are those who were born in the year 1992 and before. Under this category, those who are unemployed and odd-job workers are also eligible.

On the economic growth, Ahmad Husni said the country must be prepared to attain a growth of more than five per cent next year, although the projection was between four and five per cent.

"We are lucky the country's growth is consistent over the years, with the objective to achieve a high-income nation.

"At the same time, Malaysia's economy model also looks after the wellbeing of the people compared with some countries, which focus only on achieving high income."

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (wearing spectacles) being greeted by visitors at the Tambun Barisan Nasional’s Deepavali open house in Chemor, Perak, yesterday. Pic by Farhan Najib

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