Cash aid no fix for poverty, says economist
Government handouts have been a norm ever since the administration of Najib Razak, who first introduced the cash aid programme known as BR1M.
Another name change for govt cash aid programme
This is the fourth time the programme has been renamed since the Najib Razak era.
Phase 1 of cash aid to be stepped up, says Anwar
Payments will begin in January instead of March 2023.
Civil servants get windfall with RM2,500 cash aid
Funds have been allocated for cash assistance for a number of groups including civil servants and low-income families.
At RM8 billion, BKM cash aid now dwarfs BR1M and BSH schemes
Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz says the Bantuan Keluarga Malaysia assistance is now the largest direct cash aid initiative in the country's history.
What RM100 means to the hardcore poor
While RM100 may seem a pittance to some, it can feed a poor family for a week.
Govt announces extra RM100 cash aid for B40 households
The RM100 for households and RM50 for singles under the Bantuan Keluarga Malaysia initiative is meant to help them tackle the cost of living and increase in price of goods, says PM.
Tax board warns against phony application fees for govt’s aid programme
LHDN says no charges are imposed for filling out forms, and no third parties have been authorised to do so.
Sleeping rough and counting the days to some much-needed cash
73-year-old Akau Rabi travelled 90km from his village to Kuching to wait for the day he can collect his Bantuan Prihatin Nasional aid.
Budget 2021, a good start but more can be done
Underprivileged university students and those in vulnerable groups should be given more aid.
Govt announces new cash aid, telco credit schemes
Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat is expected to benefit some eight million Malaysians with incomes of between RM2,501 and RM5,000.