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Eligible civil servants in Malaysia to receive Aidilfitri Special Financial Aid of RM500 in April 2024

Eligible civil servants in Malaysia to receive Aidilfitri Special Financial Aid of RM500 in April 2024

Government retirees including pensioned veterans and non-pensioned veterans will also receive RM250 under the Aidilfitri Special Financial Aid.

Civil servants in Malaysia will be receiving Aidilfitri Special Financial Aid of RM500 this month. 

At a meeting with members of the Prime Minister's Department (JPM) on Monday (1 April 2024), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced payment of the following special assistance to be made from 5 April 2024:

  • RM500 for all civil servants Grade 56 and below, including contract appointments.
  • RM250 for Government retirees including pensioned veterans and non-pensioned veterans.

Speaking at the meeting, PM Anwar called for all civil servants to understand the larger framework to "save the country through proper financial management, deficit reduction, and more prudent budgeting."

In his speech, the Prime Minister also touched on the importance of having a Fiscal Responsibility Act to help "increase the confidence of the people as well as domestic and foreign investors".

As shared, these initial reform measures have "shown the results not only from increased investment, but also the recognition obtained from foreign countries to the Government as a whole, including leaders, civil servants, and the private sector, who show determination in implementing several change programmes".

Lastly, PM Anwar affirmed that the Government does not dismiss the need to provide direct assistance to those in need, including through Rahmah Cash Donations (STR) and Rahmah Basic Donations (SARA) as well as ongoing efforts to deal with the cost-of-living and the price of essential goods daily.


Lead image / Prime Minister's Office Facebook

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