IPOH, Jan 6 – Payment of various aid announced in the 2013 Budget would be held between January and March, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.
He said this included the 1Malaysia People’s Aid 2.0 (BR1M 2.0), Early Schooling Special Assistance, 1Malaysia Book Voucher and 1Malaysia Contribution for Veterans Without Pension (SVTB1M).
“In January, we will focus on schooling aid that involves schools nationwide. The BR1M 2.0 will be paid in February.
“We will then give out RM1,000 to veterans without pension, and this will be organised by the defence ministry through the Ex-Servicemen’s Association,” he told reporters here today.
He said distribution of 1Malaysia Book Vouchers to university students and Form Six students was expected in March.
However, Husni said there might be some payment after the set period as a result of various factors.
“March is not the final date for payment. For example, some BR1M payment may be late because of late applications.
“We want payments to be made, according to each institution such as schools, with students enrolling in January, so we want to ensure payment is made then.
“University students begin in March, so payment should be done during that time,” he added. – Bernama