BKM registration opens until Jan 31

by TMR / pic by BERNAMA

BANTUAN Keluarga Malaysia (BKM) registration is now open from Jan 1-31 this year, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (picture) says.

He said this is aimed to ensure those who are eligible or still not in the government databases can submit their respective applications.

The existing recipients who have any changes will also have the opportunity to update their information details.

“In total, BKM in 2022 will benefit more than 9.6 million recipients with an allocation of RM8.2 billion, an increase from 8.6 million recipients with an allocation of RM7 billion under the Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR),” he said in a statement on Saturday.

He added that the data of BPR and Special Covid-19 Aid (BKC) 2021 recipients as well as the Geran Khas Prihatin recipients whose applications for BPR had been rejected, would be automatically brought into the BKM system for a cross-check according to the several set conditions.

In addition, the data from other government agencies such as the e-Kasih data, Social Welfare Department assistance and residents of Public Housing or People’s Housing Projects under the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and the Housing and Local Government Ministry, would also be brought into the BKM system.