RM300 special aid for civil servants, RM200 for retirees 

THE government is providing RM300 in special aid for civil servants of grade 56 and below.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also announced an aid of RM200 for government retirees including pensioned retirees, issued pension recipients, Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) retirees, optional retired retirees who have yet to receive a pension, pensioned veterans and non-pensioned veterans.

“This special aid will benefit 1.3 million civil servants including contract appointees, as well as over a million retirees. 

“With this initial grant, it is hoped that civil servants will continue to work hard to support reforms,” he said at the launch of Ekonomi Madani: Memperkasa Rakyat today.

Anwar, who is also the Finance Minister, said the aid payment is expected to be made within two weeks from now.

He added that the government remains committed to aligning civil servants’ salaries based on the government’s financial capabilities.

“The Madani economy provides the best service and helps the government’s fiscal space so that our desire for a new public service salary becomes a reality,” he said.

On July 13, Anwar said the proposal for the civil servant salary scheme to be increased in stages.

Meanwhile, he said looking at the success and great impact of the e-wallet programme for the community, the government agreed to offer RM100 e-wallet credit to all Malaysian adults who earn RM100,000 a year and below.

The number of eligible recipients is estimated to exceed 10 million people, which includes the B40 and M40 groups with funds of around RM1 billion. – TMR