SEMENYIH: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) says he has raised a proposal for the cost of living aid provision to be reinstated for singles.
The Home Minister said he met with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng over the financial assistance scheme which had been discontinued for singles under Budget 2019.
"When I met with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng about the Cost of Living Aid (Bantuan Sara Hidup) or BR1M, I read in the news that the youth is no longer given assistance under this scheme.
"I made a request to the Finance Minister that this assistance should be continued for the youth who are without income or without jobs," he said at a ceramah in Kampung Rinching Hilir on Monday (Feb 18) night.
He said although the structure or the quantum of the handouts may not be the same as was given out by the previous administration, the assistance could go a long way in helping the younger generation.
"Maybe the allocation cannot be in billions, and perhaps it cannot be implemented as it was under the previous administration but the interests of our young people should be safeguarded so that they can make a living for themselves," he said.
In his ceramah, he touched on the newly-formed Economic Action Council, saying that this was among measures taken by the government to restore the economy within a short period of time.
The cost of living aid (Bantuan Sara Hidup), or previously known as BR1M, was aimed at providing financial aid to the low-income group in Malaysia.
Previously, single individuals above 21 years old and earning less than RM2,000 a month could receive cash handouts of RM450 before the category for singles was abolished.
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