KUALA LUMPUR: It is not easy to apply for the MySalam medical protection scheme, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
He said there were claims that the scheme, meant for the low and middle-income segments, is complicated and requires a lot of paperwork.
Dr Wee, who is Ayer Hitam lawmaker, also said many of his constituents had faced numerous issues in using the scheme.
"Those who want to apply for assistance need to provide medical reports from various doctors, each illness requires a report from the doctor, and there is still no guarantee that the claims will be approved," said Dr Wee as he interjected Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng while the latter was replying to points raised during the Budget 2020 debate for his ministry on Monday (Nov 4).
To this, Lim said there are several guidelines implemented for the claims.
However, Lim said he will relook into ways on how to make it easier for applicants to get their claims.
Earlier, Lim had assured that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, will not be let off.
This is despite the deal between Low and the US Justice Department in which the latter will recoup almost US$ 1bil (RM4.15) of money looted from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Lim said the government will go all out to ensure that Low is charged for his misdeeds in the country.
"Till today, some people have denied that 1MDB is a problem, however, the fact of the matter is, it is a problem.
"Although Jho Low has (given up his assets), the government would like to stress that it does not mean he will get away from being charged," said Lim.
The settlement between Low and the US DoJ means that the former has put an end to contest to assets amounting to US$900mil.
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