Ahmad Maslan signing the plaque at the opening of the Haji Ithin community hall at Parit Terus Darat, Benut, in Pontian on Monday. - Bernama
PONTIAN: Recipients of the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M), who have been declared bankrupt, will receive the aid in cash through their respective district offices.
Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said this after many existing and new recipients, who had been declared bankrupt, were concerned about their status.
This followed the government's decision that the payment system for BR1M 3.0 would be made through banks.
"They were declared bankrupt due to various reasons, including for acting as guarantors for loans taken by their relatives and friends, which caused their existing bank accounts to be frozen. The government is aware of this problem.
"Now, they need not worry as they will still receive the aid. All they need to do is fill in the form and declare their status to the district office, Social Welfare Department and at www.hasil.gov.my."
He said this to reporters after opening the Haji Ithin community hall at Parit Terus Darat, Benut, here, on Monday.
Ahmad said recipients who were confined or bedridden, and could not open a bank account due to illness or weakness, or those with distorted or unreadable thumbprint, would also be considered for BR1M.
He said there were two million out of the 7.9 million eligible recipients of BR1M 3.0 who had yet to open a bank account.
Ahmad, who is Pontian Member of Parliament, also called on potential recipients to fill in the application forms before the deadline on Jan 31, as the government had no plans for an extension.
He also called on the existing recipients to update their personal data in the BRIM recipients’ database, including latest address, account number and marital status, if necessary.