KAMPAR: Certain quarters are out to sabotage the RM500 Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) scheme by not submitting the forms they helped fill to the authorities.
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who revealed this, said the party had received such complaints in Perak.
“They helped the unsuspecting applicants fill up the forms but did not submit the forms for them so that they will not get the money.
“Their intention is to sow distrust and anger among the people, knowing that the victims will blame the Government for not fulfilling their promise of helping those earning RM3,000 or below a month, “ he told a press conference after chairing the Perak MCA liaison committee meeting here yesterday.
To counter the problem, Dr Chua said the party's grassroots leaders had been directed to be vigilant and help the people to fill the forms and have them submitted.
“By doing so, we can ensure those who are qualified will get the aid,” he said.
Dr Chua, who is the Perak MCA chairman, urged the people to report to the police or MCA if they came across such cases.
He also said party members aged 60 and above would get RM100 from the party before Chinese New Year as a token of appreciation, adding that there were about 50,000 such members in Perak.
Meanwhile, ALLISON LAI reports that touts have been charging senior citizens RM1 for a fake BR1M form in Malacca. To make matters worse, the touts are charging up to RM30 to help them fill up the form.
State MCA public services and complaints bureau chief Lim Eng Teck said the touts would distribute the fake application forms with three extra columns asking for the applicant's bank account information.
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