Destitute and poverty is no picnic to deal with. Hardships, especially financial ones do open a box of worms, questioning survival at its worst. Barisan National Government in Malaysia has surely reckoned the importance of ruling out poverty in the nation. As they say, proof’s always in the pudding – the Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia program, started in 2012 says it all. Calling it a successful economic reformation program would be appropriate. However, it’s 2017 and ofcourse amendments for an effective play has been brought on boards. Lately, it is the Berita Terkini that’s been in the buzz. What is it and how different it is from the initial BR1M program will all be covered here.
Impoverished families simply find it challenging to put up with survival. Topping the adversities, massive rise in the costs of living makes it even a harder nut to crack. This is where enrolling for Berita online could come real handy. Nothing new, the government has already shelled out billions of Malaysian ringgits to millions of underprivileged families. For example, the program sanctioned allocation of RM500 to families earning less than RM3000 annually. For those earning a little extra, making somewhere in between RM3000-RM4000, amounts of RM450 were handed out. The singles were not left in the dark. If wages of an individual were less than RM2000, RM300 were allocated as additional help. Well, these numbers are time-honored.
After adhering to the plights of more than 95% of the registered Rakyats, all claiming that the funds disposed weren’t good enough to beat the struggles of upscale living expenses, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak called shots to hike the amounts. This is what Berita Semasa covers – according to the new amendments initialized, families earlier entitled to RM500 will now be receiving RM1200. For those falling into the bracket of RM3000-RM4000, the funds are hiked from RM450 to RM900. Singletons can now avail RM500 as an immediate financial aid if their earnings are lower than RM2000. Added to the list, senior and feeble citizens are aided with RM1000 to truck on with a decent style of living. There’s more to the economic reformation act and frankly, this work as a perfect icing to the cake – the all-new Bereavement scheme.
Spilling the beans without any delay, this scheme is entitled to benefit the closest of BR1M recipients in-case of any tragedy or unfortunate events. Immediate funds for RM1000 are granted to the registered nominee to help combat the economical odds due to sudden accident or death. Do not misinterpret – Berita is not a program for all and sundry. Only those belonging to the poverty-stricken class with very meagre income can avail financial assistance provided by the government. This has surely made it less difficult for the impoverished recipients to pay-off basic essential bills including that of food, infant milk formula, house rent, education and so on so forth. Berita Terkini in a nutshell is a great initiative, not just from a social standpoint but from an economic aspect too. There’s ofcourse a plausible explanation to it. The program burgeons the margins of SME’s in the market by increasing domestic consumption. So obviously, there is natural inflow of cash, boosting the economy of the nation in quite a promising way. As Prime Minister Razak has always pitched – Berita is a broad concept aiming to transform Malaysia into a golden economic hub.