Terengganu to announce special financial aid for civil servants after Kemaman by-election

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu government will announce its special financial assistance to the state's civil servants after the Kemaman by-election.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said this was to prevent problems from arising as the by-election campaign is in full swing.

Without elaborating, Ahmad Samsuri, who is also the Pas candidate for the by-election, hinted that it would be a slight increase from the RM900 announced last year.

He told reporters this when met after tabling the state's 2024 Budget at the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly sitting at Wisma Darul Iman here today (November 27).

Earlier, several states had announced the granting of special financial aid for state civil servants, including Penang (half a month's salary), Johor (two months' salary), Selangor (two and a half months' salary), and Kedah and Sabah (RM2,000 each).

The Kemaman by-election will see a direct tussle between Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, former Defence Forces chief General (Rtd) Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor and Ahmad Samsuri.

The Election Commission (EC) has set tomorrow (November 28) for early voting and December 2 as polling day for the Kemaman by-election, which needs to be held following the decision of the Terengganu Election Court on September 26 to nullify the victory of Pas candidate Che Alias Hamid in the 15th general election (GE–15). — Bernama

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