Desperate Means to Keep B40 Malaysians Afloat in 2021

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LIVELIHOOD AND INCOME have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with workers and employees experiencing reduced hours or worse, lay-offs and retrenchment. The more susceptible are those in the informal sector, whose income are either reduced or non-existent, especially during periods of lockdown. Responding to the distress, Budget 2021 has increased the rate of financial assistance, particularly for B40 households and families with children. Disabled persons and workers, as well as the elderly folk and caregivers for the disabled and chronically ill also saw increases in their respective allocation for financial assistance. Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) has been reformulated as Bantuan ...


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