MARAN: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) is ready to compensate the MH17 victims’ family members however the process will take some time as they wait for clearance from the Government.
Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abdul Muttalib said all 15 crew members of the flight will definitely be the recipients.
However, he added, the other 12 Malaysian passengers on that ill-fated flight are yet to be certain, provided they are Socso contributors.
Ismail said there would be an identification process needed to be done including the determination of the recipients’ positions in the company they worked and the amount to be compensated.
However, the RM1,500 allocation will be given to each rightful family for the funeral rites.
“We could not announce the amount or the total compensation as it involved other technical matters,” Ismail said.
He said until April this year, Socso has given out some RM717mil to its members and the sum will definitely increase tremendously with the MH17 incident.
He said last year, some RM2.5bil were paid out to 379,009 employees who were Socso contributors while in 2012, a total of RM2bil were paid out.
“In the two-year period of 2011 and 2012, there were 121,470 accident cases reported with a total of 59,897 cases while there were 61,573 cases in 2012,” he said.
Ismail said the total death recorded were 868 cases in 2011 and 694 cases in 2012.
He said for death cases, relating to accidents heading to work were the highest which recorded a 52.1% while accidents on their way home was at 36.4%.
Ismail said presently, there are 393,000 employers registered with Socso.
He urged other employers to register their employees as Socso contributors.
Ismail said this at the joint Maran parliament Hari Raya open house which was attended by Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, state dignitaries, ministry staff and residents.
In the ceremony, Tengku Abdullah also launched the Gaza Humanitarian Fund and MH17 Fund for Maran parliament.