KUANTAN: After being automatically approved for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN), Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh (pic) calls for tighter scrutiny of the system.
Fuziah said she did an online check on her own status following news that MPs, ministers, the wife of a former prime minister, as well as former deputy ministers had been approved for BPN.
"It's quite shocking because I found out I am eligible for the aid. I want to explain that I am not a Bantuan Sara Hidup recipient and have never applied for BPN," she said.
Fuziah, who is a former deputy minister, said the question now arose on how she could be approved in the system when not all qualify for the aid.
"This mistake may involve many other individuals. Considering that the payment is made directly, I fear many do not check their status and will mistakenly receive the aid," she said.
She added that national resources should be used as best as possible at a time when the country is fighting Covid-19.
"We, as a nation, cannot afford to make such mistakes," said Fuziah.
It was reported that about 8.3 million households and singles will receive the RM9.24bil BPN aid under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.