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M’sian Civil Servants Will Receive RM500 In Raya Aid Starting Apr 5

Pensioners & veterans will also be given financial aid.
With Hari Raya coming in just slightly more than a week from today, Malaysians are gearing up to celebrate the occasion with family and friends.

Now, civil servants will have something to look forward to before Hari Raya approaches as they will be receiving a special financial aid from the government starting this Friday (Apr 5).

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M'sian civil servants
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RM500 in Raya aid for civil servants, pensioners

Speaking to staff members of the of the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya during a monthly assembly this morning, prime minister Anwar Ibrahim announced that the government will be handing out a RM500 Raya aid to all civil servants and pensioners.

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Civil servants of Grade 56 and below will be given RM500 while pensioners and veterans, both pensioned and non-pensioned, will be given RM250.

Anwar, who is also finance minister, added that civil servants hired on a contract basis will also be eligible for the RM500 cash aid.

Anwar announcing rm500 raya aid for civil servants
Screenshot via FB/Anwar Ibrahim

The aid is expected to be handed out this coming Friday before the first day of Raya comes, which is expected to fall on next Wednesday (Apr 10).

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This announcement seemed to be a ‘U-turn’ from Anwar, who previously announced that civil servants will not be receiving the annual Raya bonus this year as a RM2,000 incentive was given back in February.

Check out the formal announcement on the special aid here:

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