LABIS: More than 11,000 people in the Labis constituency are expected to receive the one-off RM500 aid for families earning RM3,000 and below, said Labis MP Datuk Chua Tee Yong.
He said more than 3,000 people have received the payment so far and the rest would be getting their payments in stages.
“It is a good new start for the year for the lower income groups.
“The government will help all those eligible for the cash aid regardless of race, backgrounds and religion,” he said after presenting the cash aid to 1,099 recipients at SMK Seri Bali in Chaah on Saturday.
Chua said the Government was also fair in other areas such as awarding scholarships for students based on merit.
He said the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) had converted the study loans of 10,800 students who achieved first class degrees, to scholarships.
“Out of the number 8,700 are non-bumiputra students and I hope the Government will continue to allow such scholarships, to encourage more students to excel in their studies,” he added.
Later, Chua also presented a total of RM95,000 under his constituency to 18 non-governmental organisations for their annual activities, at Labis MCA division office.