SELANGOR district and municipal councillors as well as 77 village community management councils (MPKK) will receive RM5.3mil to help the poor affected by the movement control order (MCO).
Councillors at district and municipalities can each apply for RM10,000 and RM5,000 respectively, while MPKK can apply for up to RM5,000 to help the needy in their respective areas.
Selangor local government, public transport and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han said the Covid-19 outbreak and MCO had caused many in Selangor to lose their source of income.
He added that the allocation was in addition to the state’s second economic stimulus package announced by Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari where an additional allocation of RM30,000 would be given to state assemblymen to help their constituents cope during the pandemic.
“As these are funds for the MPKK, the state government will relax the application conditions to allow the chairman of the management committee to apply.
“The Covid-19 is a long battle that might not end soon, hence councillors and MPKK should use the allocation wisely and ensure the needy receive help, ” said Ng in a statement.
Selangor had allocated RM400mil under two economic stimulus packages to benefit frontliners, students and traders.
In a separate statement, state environment, green technology, science and consumer affairs committee chairman Hee Loy
Sian said RM297,050 had been allocated to help the Orang Asli community in Selangor, numbering 22,992.
Hee said the respective state District and Land Office would be the main agency responsible for distributing the aid with the cooperation of assemblymen, state Orang Asli Development Department and state Welfare Department.
Each head of household will receive RM50 worth of aid in the form of daily necessities such as rice, flour, sugar, milk and cooking oil.
There are a total of 5,941 head of households from 74 orang asli villages in the state.
“As the permanent committee chairman for Orang Asli affairs, I hope this allocation will in a small way help to reduce their burden, ” said Hee.
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