Selangor Journal

Nearly 130,000 self-employed persons registered under SKSPS

BUKIT MERTAJAM, April 21 — The self-employed are urged to contribute to the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SKSPS) as currently only 27.56 per cent or 127,295 people out of the 500,000 contributors targeted nationwide are registered under the scheme this year.

Human Resources Minister Steven Sim said SKSPS was introduced to provide protection to self-employed individuals and those who have registered will get various benefits.

“I am calling on Malaysians who are self-employed, regardless of whether they are hawkers, entrepreneurs and so on, to contribute to this scheme because this year the government has allocated RM100 million which is a matching grant for the scheme.

“Through the allocation, the government will provide a subsidy of 90 per cent and those who register will only have to pay RM23 for a year; this year we are targeting 500,000 SKSPS contributors and various efforts will be carried out (by the Social Security Organisation or Socso) to provide exposure to the public regarding the scheme, ” he said.

Sim was speaking to the press after attending the SKSPS Sponsorship and Briefing programme at the Penang Socso Office today.

At the event, 218 members from 10 Volunteer Fire Associations received SKSPS sponsorship.

Meanwhile, the minister said he would fully cooperate with the police on a report made by a National Union of Bank Employees (Nube) against him regarding alleged abuse of power.

It was reported that the union claimed the minister made an agreement with the Malayan Commercial Banks Association (MCBA) over a ‘Festival Aid’ allowance without consulting the union and excluding them from the discussion.

— Bernama

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