The statement by Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah that the Government will ensure that all eligible households are not left out of receiving their RM500 aid under the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia Scheme (BR1M) will surely be well received.

This cash assistance for households with a monthly income of RM3,000 and below was announced in the 2012 Budget presented to Parliament.

Judging from media reports, it is obvious that BR1M has received tremendous response, as many cash-strapped Malaysians, especially those in the low-income groups, are looking forward to the cash assistance. 

It has been announced that application forms for BR1M are available in designated centres nationwide besides being downloadable from the Finance Ministry’s website.

The application will be vetted by the Inland Revenue Department (IRB) to assess eligibility, as the cash assistance is only for those households with a monthly income of RM3,000 and below.

There are about 6.3 million households in Malaysia and it is estimated that 5.2 million households or 83% of the population qualify for BR1M.

What remains to be done is for the IRB to process each application speedily so that all those eligible are able to receive the much-needed one-off cash assistance to ease their financial burden.

The Second Finance Minister has also stated that action will be taken against those who claim the one-off RM500 aid if they do not qualify.

It will be a shame on those who try to take advantage of this scheme for the deserving when they are not eligible. These opportunists should be exposed.

The catch word is honesty, and Malaysians should be honest and sincere when registering themselves for the cash assistance.

Kuala Lumpur.

(source: thestar online)


  1. While this is intended for the good of Malaysians who are less privilege, those who are capable please do not take any advantage of it.

    What ever you call it, bonus for rakyat or allowance for election, it do give a relief to those families who are in real need of it.

    Hope the Government can think of long term welfare planning for all rakyat rather than do it once in Five years!

  2. i have seen those senior citizens living alone but with successful children working elsewhere or not living together. Are these senior citizens eligible for this BR1M? Shame on the children who encourage the parents to submit.

  3. malas nak dengar BR1M tu lagi , banyak yang tak layak dapat, macam saya mula-mula alasannya pendapatan melebihi , buat rayuan hal kereta pula , matrix melebihi 1.6cc sedangkan dalam gran 1.6 tak lebih pun. takan tak tahu matrix import dengan yang tak import. alasan yang tak lojik. bagi sakit hatti je dah lah hantar borang rayuan jauh-jauh ke Kuching ingatkan dapat habuk pun tak ada habiskan minyak je dan tenaga.


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