Kelantan Social Welfare Dept channels over RM160mil to 47,045 recipients as at September

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan State Legislative Assembly was told Tuesday (Nov 29) that the Social Welfare Department (JKM) had channelled a total of RM164,337,952 to 47,045 recipients in the state as at September.

State Welfare, Women and Family Development Committee chairman Datuk Mumtaz Md Nawi said it involved recipients of Bantuan Kanak-Kanak (BKK), Bantuan Warga Emas (BWE), Elaun Pekerja OKU (EPOKU), Bantuan Penjagaan OKU/Pesakit Kronik Terlantar (BPT), Bantuan OKU Tidak Berupaya Bekerja (BTB) and Bantuan Anak Pelihara (BAP) schemes.

She said a total of 39,538 people were the recipients of aid provided through a federal government allocation while 7,507 individuals received aid from the state government.

"Under the federal government allocation, a total of 39,538 people received their respective aid involving an allocation of RM147,667,452.

"BKK has benefitted 9,808 beneficiaries, BWE (8,893), EPOKU (8,718), BPT (2,904), BTB (9,191) and BAP (24),” she said.

Mumtaz said this in response to a question from Rozi Muhamad (PAS-Tendong), who wanted to know the number of Kelantan JKM aid recipients, during a question-and-answer session at the Kelantan State Assembly sitting here.

Mumtaz said the Kelantan government had also channelled the general assistance to 7,507 recipients involving an allocation of a total of RM16,670,500. - Bernama

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