KOTA KINABALU: Cash assistance for each family affected by the northeast monsoon or other disasters has been increased from RM500 to RM1,000, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Prime Minister said the central disaster management committee meeting he chaired on Monday had agreed to double the cash aid.
He said the government is aware of the hardship faced by victims following disasters, coupled with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This initiative is expected to help ease the burdens of some 39,100 households, involving more than RM39.5mil from the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund.
“This is among the government’s new measures to improve the preparedness of facing the northeast monsoon which is expected in early NoRead More »