Selangor Journal
Kota Anggerik state assemblyman Najwan Halimi (right) presenting Jom Shopping vouchers to senior citizens from the Chinese community, during the Chinese New Year celebration at Pasaraya Giants Seksyen 13 in Shah Alam, on January 15, 2023. — Picture by FACEBOOK/NAJWAN HALIMI

Over 1,200 Kota Anggerik SMUE recipients receive RM150 vouchers

By Diana Abd Wahab

SHAH ALAM, Feb 15 — The Kota Anggerik state constituency’s community service centre has handed out approximately 1,235 Jom Shopping vouchers to Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE) recipients so far.

Its state assemblyman Najwan Halimi said that based on the available data, a total of 3,463 seniors in Kota Anggerik qualify to receive the RM150 shopping vouchers.

“Of this number, 2,228 seniors have yet to claim the SMUE shopping vouchers, which are being carried out in collaboration with Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas).

“As such, participants who have not yet claimed the Jom Shopping vouchers are advised to do so by immediately coming to the community service centre to claim them,” he said when contacted.

Najwan added the centre is still accepting registrations for senior citizens who have reached the age of 60 this year but have not yet registered for SMUE.

“Those who have reached the age of 60 this year and not yet registered with SMUE can first check their nearest polling station.

“If an applicant is registered as a voter in another area, then they must head to the state constituency community service centre of their respective area to register for a Jom Shopping voucher,” he said.

First introduced over a decade ago as a gesture of appreciation for Selangor’s elderly population, each SMUE recipient enjoys the benefit of birthday gift vouchers and death benefits.

Starting this year, the vouchers’ value was increased to RM150, with the same amount provided to Skim Mesra Insan Istimewa (SMIS) recipients, involving an allocation of RM37.5 million.

The monthly household income eligibility limit for Jom Shopping voucher recipients has also been increased from RM2,000 to RM3,000.

Previously, SMUE recipients received a RM100 shopping voucher for select supermarkets in their birth month, which was handed to them at the community service centre of their respective state constituency.

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