T20 will no longer receive electricity, Hajj subsidies –PM Anwar


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KUALA LUMPUR: Those who earn more than the average salary or fall under the top 20 income groups or T20 will no longer receive any subsidies pertaining to electricity and Hajj.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said, the coordination and distribution of subsidies is according to income groups and this will be done through the implementation of the Pangkalan Data Utama (Padu) that is the household socioeconomic data base which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

Anwar said, the government has initiated targeted electricity tariff in the first half of 2023 to maintain the tariff for households, small and medium-sized enterprises (MEs) and agricultural producers.

“The government will not increase the electricity tariff but for T20 this will be coordinated by the Padu system,” he said during the question and answer session in the first meeting of Dewan Rakyat, Monday.

Anwar said that in response to a question from Larut Member of Parliament, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin who asked about new and drastic policies that have been implemented to boost the economy of Malaysia.

Anwar added, the government has implemented the targeted approach for Hajj subsidies for the B40 where costs borne by this group will not be increased.

“Under the Hajj financial assistance implemented by the government, there is no increase in costs borne by the B40 while subsidies are stopped for the T20 group,” Anwar said. –Malaysia World News

 


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