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PM Muhyiddin Announces Kita Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package Worth RM10 Billion

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The Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government launched another economic stimulus package worth RM10 billion,  Kita Prihatin, to help aide the country’s economy through the battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This special initiative is focused at helping the micro entrepreneurs, the country’s workforce and those from the B40 as well as the M40 income group. Under the Kita Prihatin Programme, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has included Special Prihatin Grant, worth RM600 million, that is expected to aid some 200,000 micro entrepreneurs.

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Known as  Bantuan Prihatin Nasional 2.0 (BPN 2.0), the aid is part of the Kita Prihatin economic recovery package The prime minister said RM7 billion has been allocated for BPN 2.0 which will benefit 10.6 million recipients.

  • For the B40 group, households are set to receive RM1,000 — those who are single will receive RM500.
  • As for the M40 group, households will receive RM600 — those who are single will receive RM300.

The payments will be made in two instalments with the first one in October and the second in Jan 2021.

Those who qualify will not have to re-apply for BPN 2.0 as the database used is based on the previous BPN aid.

Don’t fret, for those who did not qualify for the previous BPN aid, the government would allow them to appeal and submit a new application.

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