KUALA LUMPUR :
The first phase payment to the Prihatin Nasional Aid (BPN) announced by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be made in stages starting on Monday April 6, 2020.
Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said the BPN, with a total of RM 9.24 billion, would be paid in two phases.
" I am pleased to announce that the first phase of BPN (under the Prihatin Rakyat Stimulus Package) for 8.3 million household recipients and single individuals have been approved.
" The first phase of payments of RM 5.63 billion will be made in stages beginning April 6, 2020 (Monday), " he said in a statement today.
In this regard, he advised the public to be wary of scammers who dared to take the opportunity do deceive the public who needed the help of this aid.
" Recipients are advised to refer to official sources and not to disclose any information to unidentified persons, " he said.
On March 24, 2020 Prime Minister announced a RM 250 billion Prihatin Rakyat Stimulus Package to be channelled to all public and private sectors affected by the COVID-18 pandemic.
Of that, nearly RM 128 billion was allocated to protect the welfare of the people and another RM 100 billion to support businesses, including the small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
@ Jackie San