by NUR HANANI AZMAN / pic credit: gkp.hasil.gov.my
THE government has and will channel a total of RM5.08 billion to almost one million micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) under the Prihatin Special Grant (GKP) since the Covid-19 pandemic.
Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the financial aid involves existing recipients of GKP 1.0 and GKP 2.0 and eligible micro SMEs under GKP 3.0, who will receive RM1,000 from June 10 in stages involving financial implications of almost RM1 billion.
“Payment will be credited directly to the bank account registered in the GKP system and checking approval status can be made from June 8, 2021, at https://gkp.hasil.gov.my.
“Additional payment of RM500, involving an allocation of almost RM500 million, will be paid in July 2021, bringing the total amount under GKP 3.0 of RM1.5 billion,” he said in a statement today.