KUALA LUMPUR: Residents living in public housing owned by Labuan Corporation will not need to pay their rent for six months.
Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the rent will be exempted from March until August.
"The rent ranges from RM150 to RM650 and this will benefit 546 households.
"Labuan Corporation will have to bear a cost of almost RM1mil," he said.
A total of 774 licensed hawkers and petty traders who rent premises from Labuan Corporation need not also pay their rent for six months, which amounts to more than RM1mil.
"This includes traders operating in Labuan Central Market, UTC, night markets as well as food courts and shoplots.
"Also there will be a RM500 one-off payment to 1,300 small business owners," he said, during a live press conference broadcast Monday (March 30).
Meanwhile, NGOs and charity organisations that want to do any charity work such as giving out contributions to the needy or frontliners are urged to consult the Crisis Management Centre (CMC) on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the movement control order period.
"CMC will become the coordinator in handling the Covid-19 outbreak and they (NGOs) cannot do their charity work themselves.
"This is for the safety of the volunteers and to ensure that the resources are used optimally," he said.
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