Selangor Journal
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari officiates the Bantuan Kehidupan Sejahtera Selangor (Bingkas) initiative during the Selangor Penyayang roadshow at Dataran Pantai Morib, Kuala Langat on June 25, 2022. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

Bingkas gets RM108 mln allocation, aid to be channelled next month

By Mustakim Ramli

KUALA LANGAT, June 25 — Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari has officially launched the Bantuan Kehidupan Sejahtera Selangor (Bingkas) programme at the Selangor Penyayang roadshow in Dataran Pantai Morib today.

He said the assistance programme involved a total allocation of RM108 million and would benefit 30,000 families beginning next month.

“Bingkas is an improved version of the previous Kasih Ibu Smart Selangor (KISS) programme, which has benefited 21,000 recipients. This time around, an additional 9,000 recipients have been selected for the Bingkas programme.

“Therefore, Bingkas recipients who will be automatically selected from the KISS programme need to update their details by September with Selgate who is the coordinator for the programme,” he said.

He said even though Bingkas will only kick off next month which is already the middle of the year, the programme has received a large allocation from the state government.

“KISS assistance is still being channelled up until June, but beginning July, it will be upgraded into Bingkas, and the cash aid would increase from RM200 to RM300 per month, plus the number of recipients would also increase,” he said.

The Menteri Besar said under the new programme each family would receive a total of RM3,600 a year compared to only RM2,400 previously.

Bingkas is among the initiatives included in the Iltizam Selangor Penyayang (ISP) which replaced the previous Inisiatif Peduli Rakyat (IPR), which allows more individuals to benefit from the state government’s programmes.

ISP which highlights the wider context of being more concerned, caring and humane towards each other, also extended the health screening to cover men for the detection of colon cancer.

 

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