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Press Release Updates On Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS)
Deliver on 03 Aug 2020

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PRESS RELEASE

UPDATES ON BANTUAN KHAS SARAWAKKU SAYANG (BKSS) 2020

 

In the press statement on status of Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) 2020 dated 17th July 2020, a total of 78,123 B40 Household and 270,863 B40 Single will be paid end of July 2020.

 

As at 1st August 2020, BKSS incentive for eligible B40 household earning below RM4,000 per month, a total of 43,481 out of 78,123 B40 household with a bank account have been paid RM250 through their respective banks on 29th July 2020 with an estimated expenditure of RM10.87 million.

 

While the remaining 34,642 B40 household recipients who do not have bank account, cash payments can be claimed from Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) from 7th August 2020.  

 

Similarly, as at 1st August 2020, a total of 218,489 out of 270,863 eligible B40 Single Sarawakians age above 21 earning below RM2,000 per month with a bank account have received a one-off assistance of RM500 through their respective banks on 29th July 2020.

 

Likewise, the remaining 52,374 B40 Single who do not have a bank account, cash payments can be claimed from BSN from 7th August 2020.

 

Accordingly, the status of implementation for other BKSS cash payment incentives namely, the special monthly incentives for frontline personnel involved in COVID-19, there were 30,319 frontline personnel have received their payment incentives of RM200 per month for the period of April to July 2020 with a total expenditure of RM13.5 million.

 

While the assistance for hawkers and petty traders, as of 29 July 2020, a total of 28,091 hawkers have been paid through Sarawak Pay in two tranches with total payment amounting to RM21,068,250. Meanwhile, 16,867 hawkers have been paid through BSN in two tranches with total payment amounting to RM12,650,250.

 

ISSUES AND LATEST STATUS

 

There were also complaints from a small number of B40 household recipients that they are no longer receiving BKSS assistance for the month of July 2020 even though they have received the B40 BKSS assistance in April to June 2020.

 

This is because, based on the updated BSH 2020 list from LHDN Malaysia, there were 115,450 recipients who were previously under the BHS 2019 B40 household list, are now listed under the BSH 2020 B40 Single list.

 

These B40 singles which were earlier listed as recipients for B40 household of the BKSS assistance in April to June 2020, will therefore no longer eligible to receive the same monthly assistance under B40 household BKSS assistance as they are now already listed as B40 Single recipients.

 

For those recipients who wish to check their BKSS payment can go to this website on 6th August 2020:

https://www.sarawak.gov.my/web/home/article_view/233/326/ Semakan Status Pembayaran

 

 

 

3rd August, 2020

(Issued by State Economic Planning Unit)

Speeches By: YAB DATUK PATINGGI DR ABANG HAJI ABDUL RAHMAN ZOHARI BIN TUN DATUK ABANG HAJI OPENG