KUALA TERENGGANU, June 10 (Bernama) -- The proposed second round of the
1Malaysia People''s Aid (BR1M) payment has not only been lauded by the people,
but has also created hope that the payment would be more than RM500.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister''s Department (JPM) Datuk Ahmad Maslan
said the hope was conveyed to him when he went to the ground to meet with the
"Most of them are hoping to get more than RM500. Most of them spent the
money away when they received it the first time. So, clearly the BR1M payment
has also helped boost the country''s economy," he said at the seminar on
Understanding Wassatiyah and 1Malaysia Concept here today.
However, he said it was up to the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
to decide the amount for the second BR1M.
As at March 1, the government had allocated RM1.92 billion for BR1M, which
had benefited 3.8 million or 59 per cent of the total households in the country.
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Meanwhile, Ahmad said Terengganu recorded the highest number of participants
for the nation-wide seminar with 2,500 people, followed by Selangor (1,800) and
six other states.
"The seminar is expected to be completed in early July with the last two
states being Sabah and Sarawak.
"Organised by the JPM and state government, the seminar was hoped to have
given the participants with better understandings on the concept of Wassatiyah
and 1Malaysia," he said.
He said the seminar, which was opened to civil servants, staff of
government-linked companies and youth, would be held in Melaka tomorrow before
proceeding to Kuala Lumpur.
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