Financially strapped households advised to apply for Bingkas aid


Some 80 Gasing Indah residents hiked up the hill as part of their KRT Gasing Indah community event.

COUPLES in Selangor earning less than RM3,000 can apply for Bantuan Kehidupan Sejahtera Selangor (Bingkas).

The aid is to enable households with children below the age of 18 to not go hungry.

Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran reminded Gasing Indah residents to pass the word around to those who may need financial aid.

“Residents who fit the requirements in Selangor can contact their assemblyman’s office for assistance. Those who qualify will receive RM300 monthly for basic groceries.

“This is to help families recover from economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” Rajiv said after the closing ceremony of the Hike and Walk at Bukit Gasing by the KRT Gasing Indah.

Some 80 residents from Gasing Indah took part in the activity and were lauded for being among the first few communities to organise activities during the transition to Covid-19 endemicity.

“A good number of residents also turned up and this is something commendable,” he said.

KRT Gasing Indah chairman Andrew Chew said the hiking activity was among the first few community activities since the pandemic started two years ago.

He said the community’s night patrol has also restarted.

“The pandemic actually brought the community together. We shared information and just became each other’s support system. Now, we are a closer community,” he said. — By SHEILA SRI PRIYA

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