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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim delivers a special message in conjunction with the 2023 Aidilfitri celebration at Bangunan Perdana Putra, Putrajaya, on April 18, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Civil servants to get RM500 special Aidilfitri aid — PM

PUTRAJAYA, April 1 — The government has agreed to give a special Aidilfitri financial aid of RM500 to Grade 56 civil servants and below, including contract appointees, which will be paid this Friday. 

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said RM250 will also be paid to government retirees, including pensionable and non-pensionable veterans.

“InsyaAllah, I have informed the Treasury for the special Aidilfitri financial assistance to be distributed beginning this Friday, April 5, 2024,” he said when addressing the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department, here, today.

The finance minister said the special assistance took into account the rising cost of living and schooling expenses, even though the early incentive payment of RM2,000 was distributed on February 23.

The payment of the aid also considers the grievances expressed by civil servants whom he met at Ramadan bazaars during his recent trips to Pahang and Sarawak, he said.

Anwar added that if the country’s politics remain stable, economic policies are clear, and investments increase, the government could consider providing further assistance to the people.

Also present at the monthly assembly were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Federal Territories) Dr Zaliha Mustafa, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, and Public Service Department director-general Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz.

— Bernama

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