Government to use existing data for aid eligibility

PETALING JAYA: Do not fret if you missed the deadline to register on the Central Database Hub (Padu) system last weekend as the government will rely on existing data for those eligible for aid, says Rafizi Ramli (pic).

The Economy Minister said the government will use existing administrative data, which is adequate to determine the eligibility of individuals who missed the Padu registration deadline on March 31, to update their profiles for targeted subsidy.

“If there is a need, the ministry will reopen Padu registration temporarily and allow updates to be done,” he said, adding that the government will make a decision on the targeted subsidy mechanism.

He also said the ministry will table the plan for retargeted subsidies to the Cabinet this month.

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Rafizi said a total of 17.65 million Malaysians, which is 58.7% of all citizens (including household members under 18) have successfully registered with Padu and updated their profiles.

He also said 11.55 million Malaysians over the age of 18 (52.6% of all citizens) have updated their information.

According to the Statistics Department, Malaysia’s total population is estimated at 33.4 million in 2023.

In the statement, the ministry said Perlis (66.9%), Kelantan (65.2%) and Terengganu (62.7%) have the highest percentage of Malaysians above 18 who have registered and updated their Padu profiles.

Perak reported 60.3% of registration and updates followed by Pahang at 59.7% and Kedah at 58.9%.

Other states and territories which reported more than 50% registration with Padu are Putrajaya (56.5%), Negri Sembilan (56.2%), Labuan (55.2%), Melaka (53%), Penang (52.9%) and Sabah (52.8%).

Those with registration below 50% are Johor (48.4%), Kuala Lumpur (47.6%), Sarawak (46.7%) and Selangor (44.5%).

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