Tuesday February 14, 2012
Eligible Subang Jaya folk receive RM500 cash aid
By LEW KAI PING
Photo by ROHAIZAT DARUS
Residents from the Subang Jaya
area gathered at the hall of SJKC Lick Hung
early in the morning recently to receive their
RM500 cash aid under the Program Bantuan
Rakyat 1Malaysia BR1M.
A total of 710 residents were
there along with another 73 residents from the
first batch who were unable to make it for the
first cash aid distribution.
Households in Kelana Jaya earning
an income of under RM3,000 were eligible to
receive the RM500 cash aid.
All ears: Ong briefing the residents on the BR1M
The first batch of the programme
saw 2,628 receiving the cash aid, with 1,098
scheduled to receive the aid in the second batch
and another 2,998 scheduled for the third batch.
In Selangor at the moment, over
300,000 applications have been approved to
receive the cash aid.
Kelana Jaya parliamentary liaison
officer Ong Chong Swen said the cash aid was not
limited to supporters of Barisan Nasional, but
to all Malaysians in need of assistance and who
Retired headmaster Gee Teng Mien,
81, said he was happy to receive the cash aid as
he said it would enable him to recover his
expenses over the Chinese New Year period.
Meanwhile, Kok Fook Loon, 43,
acknowledged that the cash aid would definitely
be of some help.
However, he was of the opinion
that the Government should be more proactive in
finding longer-lasting solutions such as job
creation to help the people during the economic