KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The government said today it has allocated a total of RM855 million in the form of special financial assistance to some 1.5 million civil servants and 800,000 retirees for this year’s Hari Raya celebration.
In a statement, the prime minister’s office said that RM450 will be given out to almost 1.5 million civil servants who are Grade 56 and below, while RM225 will be given out to pensioners.
“The payment for the special financial assistance will be made on May 24,” the statement read.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assured civil servants that they should expect a bonus payment in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, but did not reveal the amount.
The first day of Aidilfitri is expected to be on June 5 this year.
Kenyataan Akhbar Pejabat Perdana Menteri mengenai Bantuan Khas Kewangan bersempena Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2019 pic.twitter.com/gBrhbZiQVN— Dr Mahathir Mohamad (@chedetofficial) 16 May 2019