Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said a total of 1.6 million civil servants and 775,000 government pensioners will receive their special payment today.

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1.6 million civil servants and 775,000 government pensioners will receive their special payment today said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

He said the special payments will see RM1000 being paid for civil servants and RM500 for government pensioners as was announced in 2018 Budget.

"Insya-Allah, the first special payment of RM1,000 for civil servants and RM500 for pensioners which was announced in # Bajet2018, will be paid on January 8,” he said in a Twitter posting.

“Hopefully they will benefit from it,” he added.

Najib announced the special payment for civil servants in the budget tabled on Oct 27, last year.

He also announced in the budget that the civil servants will also receive an additional RM500 and pensioners will receive another RM250 special payment by Aidilfitri.

Translated from Berita Harian

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