Call for more self-employed to register with SKSPS

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Only 27.56% or 127,295 people out of the targeted 500,000 self-employed have so far contributed to the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SKSPS) this year, says Steven Sim.

The Human Resources Minister urged the self-employed to contribute to the scheme, adding that the SKSPS was introduced to provide protection to the group.

Sim said those who registered will receive various benefits.

“I am calling on Malaysians who are self-employed, regardless of whether they are hawkers, entrepreneurs and so on, to contribute to this scheme because this year, the government has allocated RM100mil, which is a matching grant for the scheme.

“Through the allocation, the government will provide a subsidy of 90% and those who register will only have to pay RM23 for a year. This year, we are targeting 500,000 SKSPS contributors and various efforts will be carried out (by the Social Security Organisation) to provide exposure to the public regarding the scheme,” he said here yesterday, Bernama reported.

Sim spoke to reporters after attending the SKSPS sponsorship and briefing programme at the Penang Socso office here.

At the event, a total of 218 members from 10 Volunteer Fire Associations received SKSPS sponsorship.

Separately, Sim said he will give full cooperation to the police following a report made by the National Union of Bank Employees against him regarding alleged abuse of power.

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