Johor gives one-off RM500 aid to creative industry players


Hasni presenting the RM500 aid to 80s singer and stroke victim Siti Zaleha.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government will be giving a one-off financial assistance to 958 creative industry players to help them through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the aid, disbursed under the state's third Ihsan Johor economic stimulus package, meant that it had not forgotten the contributions of the creative industry.

"Although not a big amount, it is a gesture of appreciation for their sacrifice and hard work.

"I hope that this aid helps to lighten their burden in some way," he said after handing out the aid to four industry representatives on Monday (July 26).

Among the recipients were silat and theatre veteran Othman Jupri, 80s singer Siti Zaleha Abdul Hamid, wushu practitioner Lee Swee Seng, classical dancer K. Usha Rani and actor Abdul Rasip Yahya, better known as Mat Sentol.

Hasni added that the state government also channelled assistance to 11 federations and associations registered under the Johor Cultural Council and 10 district cultural councils through the third Ihsan Johor economic stimulus package, announced in June.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Benefits of vaccination for adolescents outweigh risks, parents told
Sabah Pakatan calls for more transparency on MA63 progress
EMCO In Kampung Bambangan, Sabah from Monday (Sept 27)
Radzi: Schools in Phase Four states must be fully prepared for reopening
3G network to be shut down by end of the year, says Deputy Communications Minister
Sabah likely to return to travel zone system for districts with 60% vaccination rate, says Masidi
Johor to be part of technical committee to discuss border reopening with Singapore
Penang's Pulau Tikus market to close temporarily soon after detection of Covid-19 cases
Covid-19: 475 cases involving Delta and Beta variants detected nationwide from Sept 13 to 25
Cross-border travel possibly allowed in three weeks' time, says Hisham

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers