Prime Minister Najib Razak has clarified that Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia…
In the recent disclosure, it has been disclosed that the government has allocated a sum of RM13 billion approximately from 2012, when it was started to the future year of 2016.
This distribution of kemaskini brim, the scheme launched to help the lower income families, has benefited more than 7.4 million people till that. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan informed in an interview that more than RM5 million has been allocated for this purpose in this year itself. He informed that the household whose monthly income was below or equal to RM3000 accounted for around 4.1 million people in 2015, while the total amount disbursed to them being RM3.9 billion.
The 2.7 million of beneficiaries included those households whose income lies between the bracket of RM3001 and RM4000, and unmarried youths who had the monthly income less than or equal to RM2000. He further disclosed that 6.4 million of recipients received this amount directly in their bank account without any hassles, while the balance 820,000 received this help through the vouchers. This was an answer to the question from Ahmad Lai Bujang of BN-Sibuti who asked to clarify how the people without accounts were receiving the aid and what is their number. Ahmad further clarified that their process is foolproof and does not allow any mismanagement. All the applications are clearly verified by government and independent agencies to ensure that there is no leakage and no undeserving person receives the benefit.
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The agencies which carry this check are reputable agencies and include the names like the National Registration Department, the Inland Revenue Board, Public Service Department and the Employees Provident Fund. The data is collected from all these agencies and a check is made every year to ensure the recipient getting the benefit of the scheme belongs to the right income group. Also the checks are done to ensure that the beneficiaries are not repeated multiple times as a spouse or a dependent in other cases. The agenda behind this scheme is to help the 40% income group to cope up with the cost of living and the government is ensuring that the benefit is disbursed to those people only. Many applications have been rejected on these grounds. With the rise in allegation against kemaskini brim 2016 and it being blamed as the medium to woo the voters, this is an expected announcement clarifying what is being done for whom.
Since 2012, the value of the vouchers have been coming from the funds of government, but now with the introduction of Goods and Sales Tax on 1st April, the amount required for kemaskini brim disbursement is supposed to come from the tax itself. In the budget, it was also informed that the disbursement will be done thrice a year in 2015—January, May and September to provide better use to the people. People who are receiving it are excited to wait for brim 2016. Amidst all the chaos and questions surrounding the bill, the bill still remains favourite of many people.