THE additional RM600 monthly allowance promised by Selangor government for all tok batin (Orang Asli village chief) and Orang Asli Development and Safety Committee (JPKKOA) chairmen starting January, will be paid this month.
State Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Orang Asli Affairs Committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said the allowance had not been paid due to some delay in the processes.
"The sum is in addition to the RM900 monthly that they received from the Federal Government to reach RM1,500 minimum wage.
"There are 74 Orang Asli villages in Selangor but only 54 tok batin and committee chairmen because some small villages are combined under one chief.
"The outstanding amount for all will be settled this month," he said after launching the newly built community hall for Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Baja in Dengkil on Thursday (June 8).