Giving out the 1 Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) and the promises by the BN to increase the amount received by Malaysians is not to be seen as the buying of votes in the case of a win in the next general election, said an official from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The deputy director from the investigation department of the MACC, Han Chee Rull, has been reported as saying. The topic came up during a conference Q & A session which took place in Kuala Lumpur today, regarding the 13th general election that is coming up.
Sim Kad Rakyat 1Malaysia (SR1M) is one of the new product under 1Malaysia brand, offering much cheaper telco rate to help the low-income earners in Malaysia, to encourage the uses of smart phones and communication technologies.
SR1M is said to have a quality which is comparable to other brands that provide the same services (Digi, Celcom, Maxis etc) in Malaysia.
The target users of SR1M will be the low and middle income group who live in rural or urban areas. Young people would be the second potential target groups to enjoy this low rates Sim Kad Rakyat 1Malaysia.
The benefits from the long awaited transformation programmes that have been implemented and carried out by the Barisan Nasional Government during the course of the last three years, are now being unanimously and enthusiastically enjoyed by the all of the people of the country, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“During the last three years alone, real change has been seen taking place and the people of this country are noticing. Imagine what we can accomplish if we have another five years to work on it. We can definitely continue to make even more chang es and come up with many more ideas, so believe and trust totally in our promises that we are making. These promises are either fulfilled, or will be,” said Najib during his speech at the launching of the Malacca Urban Transformation Centre (UTC), and “Janji Ditepati”.
The government is still studying the new mechanisms so that BR1M could bring more impacts to the needy. One of the outcome is the recently launched, BR1M 2015 which the allowances will be paid 3 times in a year.
Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance, Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Abdullah Serigar said that is to prevent the recipients from spending the money on non-essential goods. He made the statement during post Budget 2015 event organized by the Malaysian Economic Association and University of Malaya yesterday.
So here it comes a better version of BR1M – at least to discourage BR1M recipients to simply spend their allowances on the unnecessary things, it’s confirmed that BR1M 2015 will be paid 3 times for next year. The recipients shall receive they payment in January, Mei and September 2015.
This was announced by our PM in today’s in the Bajet 2015. The amount of the allowances has gone up as well. Unlike last year, this time the eligibility has been broaden to the families who earn RM4000 or below a month.