i-Citra payments to start by Aug 3, says Tengku Zafrul

KUALA LUMPUR: The first payment of i-Citra is expected to be credited to the bank accounts of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors from next week, says Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.

He said the initiative was expected to benefit a total of four million EPF members.

"God willing, the first payment will be credited to the bank account of members beginning next Tuesday (Aug 3)," he said in his ministerial briefing in the Dewan Rakyat today (July 29).

EPF members below age 55 may apply for i-Citra via icitra.kwsp.gov.my.

The i-Citra withdrawal was introduced following the announcement of Pakej Perlindungan Rakyat dan Pemulihan Ekonomi (Pemulih) by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on June 28 as a temporary relief measure to help EPF members tide themselves over during the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On the bank loan moratorium, he said applications had already been open since early this month.

"I would like to take this chance to urge those facing any problems in applying for the moratorium loans to contact the BNM-telelink or get advice from the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) to manage their financial standing.

"EPF also has opened an i-Citra hotline to allow members who have further queries," he added.

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

PM gave me wide powers with NRC chairman role, says Muhyiddin
Current Covid-19 stats disprove claims of Internet trolls, says Muhyiddin
Undi18 could lead to unpredictable GE15 outcome, says Fadillah
PM approves RM1mil for strengthening Sungai Kemensah riverbank
J-Kom spent RM14,500 on Covid-19 publicity efforts
Over RM1mil spent on renovations, new furniture for PM's Department
Payment being finalised to MySejahtera app developers, says PM
Health Ministry should take over management of MySejahtera app, says PAC chairman
Parliament debates stretch into night time on Tuesday (Sept 21)
Almost 400 human trafficking victims rescued this year, say police

Stories You'll Enjoy