Malaysia Family Automobile Assistance extends to unregistered workshops

by FAYYADH JAAFAR / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

THE Malaysia Family Automotive Aid, which allows flood victims to make a cash claim for their vehicles, had been extended to workshops that were not earlier registered with the programme.

Last week, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that RM1,000 will be provided per vehicle for flood victims who need to replace their vehicles due to damage caused by the recent floods.

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the Malaysia Family Automotive Aid includes the repair or replacement of private passenger vehicles, including motorcycles, pickup trucks and windowed vans.

“To date, nearly 20 automotive companies, with a network of more than 1,800 registered service centres nationwide, have agreed to participate in the initiative.

“The list of companies involved, along with the registration of legal service centres as well as workshops, especially for motorcycles, will be updated throughout the implementation period,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Tengku Zafrul said applications for the Malaysia Family Automotive Assistance for unregistered workshops can be made online starting today via https://bantuanautomotif.hasil.gov.my.

Manual applications can also be made at any Disaster Operations Control Centre and the nearest Inland Revenue Board branch.

Applicants can also refer to the frequently asked questions uploaded on the Malaysia Family Flood Relief official portal, http://bantuanbanjir.com, for more information.

“The government remains committed to ensuring holistic assistance to Malaysian families, especially those affected by the floods, so that they can return to normal life as soon as possible,” he concluded.