KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight announced additional 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) payments for three categories of recipients; and two entirely new categories.
He said households earning an income of under RM3,000 a month will have their BR1M payments doubled from RM400 to RM800, disbursed in June and August.
Meanwhile, households earning between RM3,000 and RM4,000 will receive RM600 instead of RM300, Najib told 40,000 Barisan Nasional supporters at the launch of the coalition’s 14th general election manifesto at the Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena here.
Those who are single and earning less than RM2,000, and received RM450 in BR1M payment in February, will receive an additional RM150.
The coalition chairman also announced two new BR1M categories.
He said households earning between RM4,000 and RM5,000 will receive RM700 which will be paid in two instalments – RM350 in June and another RM350 in August.
The second new category is one-off aid of RM1,500 for the children of BR1M recipients who received offers to further their studies at higher education institutions.