JASIN (Bernama): The Housing and Local Government Ministry is waiting for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's decision to grant a monthly critical allowance of RM200 to members of the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) as enjoyed by the military and police personnel, says its minister.
"I am sure it will be granted, but it will take a while. I hope fire and rescue personnel nationwide can be patient,” Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic) told reporters after attending the Aidilfitri Perdana Open House organised by the ministry's Coalition of National Community Policy Driving Force at Jasin Bestari fire station here Saturday (June 22).
The event was also attended by Melaka Women, Welfare and Rural Development Committee chairman Ginie Lim Siew Lin and Melaka JBPM director Mohammad Zin Salleh.
Zuraida said the critical allowance is expected to benefit more than 14,000 fire and rescue personnel nationwide. - Bernama