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BR1M 2018 Registration Deadline Extended To Jan 25

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today announced that the registration deadline for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) 2018, will be extended to Jan 25. “For those who have yet to register, they can do so at ebr1m.hasil.gov.my or the nearest Inland Revenue Board branch,” said Najib, who is also Finance Minister,…

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After Saudi Arabia, Now Egypt Keen To Implement BR1M

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JERLUN – The 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) introduced in 2012 has been adopted by the Saudi Arabian government and now Egypt is the latest country to express interest to implement the economic model. Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Othman Aziz said the acceptance by the two Middle East countries proved BR1M, the brainchild of Prime Minister…

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Application For BR1M 2018 Opens On Monday

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Application and update of information for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) 2018 will commence on Monday until Dec 31. The Finance Ministry in a statement today said, application and update of information could be carried out manually or online via BR1M official portal at https://ebr1m.hasil.gov.my. For manual application, the form can…

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Government Considering Extra BR1M — Johari

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government is considering giving an additional 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) if the government were to gain more revenue from rising oil prices, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday. Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said the additional BR1M was aimed at easing the burden of the low-income group following…

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BR1M 2017 Second Payment From June 5

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KUALA LUMPUR – Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said the second payment of 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) 2017 will be made from June 5. The payment in conjunction with Aidilfitri celebration involves BR1M recipients who received the first payment of BR1M 2017. Payment for appeal applicants is expected on June 17. “The…

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Malaysians Happy With BR1M And Want It To Continue

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KUALA LUMPUR – A recent survey found that the majority of Malaysians appreciated the government’s effort to provide subsidy through 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) 2017 and that it is not a form of bribery as claimed by some. The national survey conducted by Kajidata Research on 1031 recipients and non-recipients of BR1M under the supervision…

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BR1M Not A Bribe, Even Saudi Arabia Gives Similar Financial Aid

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KUALA LUMPUR – The 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) is not a bribe because even Saudi Arabia distributes financial aid to its poor, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today. The Prime Minister said the distribution of the aid included channelling money directly into the bank accounts of the needy. He said this information was gleaned…

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Outcome Of Remaining BR1M Applications To Be Known On Feb 28

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the outcome of the application of the 3,123,950 recipients of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) who have yet to receive the aid, or whose status are still in the process, is expected to be known on Feb 28. “To those who have yet to…

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5,153,238 BR1M Applications Approved In 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government has so far approved 5,153,238 applications for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) this year, acoording to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister said the decision on another 3,123,950 applications would be announced next month. He said the first BR1M payment would be made in stages beginning tomorrow. In…

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BR1M Will Be Distributed Beginning Feb 18 – Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR – Recipients of 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) today received good news that the aid will be distributed beginning Feb 18. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who announced the date of the BR1M distribution, hoped that the assistance would help the BR1M recipients. “I notice that many people were asking on the…

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Johari: Exploitation Of BR1M Will Affect People’s Well-Being

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KUALA LUMPUR: Politicians should not exploit the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) scheme as it will affect the well-being of the people, especially the low income group. Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said politicians who exploit BR1M not only insult the recipients but also reflect badly on the Opposition for opposing the noble efforts…

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Exploitation Of BR1M Will Affect Wellbeing Of Low Income Group

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KUALA LUMPUR – Politicians should not exploit the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) scheme as it will affect the wellbeing of the people, especially the low income group. Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said politicians who exploit BR1M not only insult the recipients but also reflect badly on the Opposition for opposing the noble…

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BR1M Handout Not Graft Nor Against Law, Says Abdul Rahman

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PETALING JAYA: The Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) aid payment has helped to transfer some of the country’s wealth to the nation’s bottom 40% income (B40) households, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (pic). He said it was disappointing that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had…

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Mahathir’s Equating BR1M To Corruption Is Mind-Boggling

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KUALA LUMPUR – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) tantamounted to corruption was simply mind-boggling. “Mahathir’s interpretation of corruption definitely differs from that of the rest of us. Never before have we heard something so…

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Salleh Said: Dr M Also Set Up Aid Schemes

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PETALING JAYA: Similar schemes to 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) were set up during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s time in office as prime minister, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. The Communications and Multimedia Minister said that the former premier’s allegation that BR1M was equivalent to corruption and therefore illegal was “mind-boggling” as Dr Mahathir…

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BR1M Not Meant To Encourage People To Be Dependent On Govt

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PEKAN – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) was not to meant to encourage the people to continue to be dependent on the government but to stimulate the local economy. Najib said BR1M which was introduced in 2012 not only could help alleviate the people’s burden but was…

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BR1M Created Direct Impact To The Economy

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KUALA LUMPUR – The implementation of 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M), introduced in 2012, has showcased a direct impact in increasing household disposable income, which in turn, created spillover effects on private consumption and output of industries that produced consumer goods. According to Info Box in the Economic Report 2016/17 released by the Finance Ministry, in…

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PM Najib To Announce Something On BR1M And Other Initiatives In 2017 Budget

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he would announce the payment of 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) and several initiatives when tabling the 2017 Budget in Parliament tomorrow. “The fact is that we managed to increase the payment of BR1M from RM500 in 2012 to RM1,050 this year, and the criteria…

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Selangor Records Highest Number Of BR1M Recipients From 2014

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KUALA LUMPUR – Selangor recorded the highest number of recipients of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) from 2014 until this year, the Dewan Rakyat sitting was told today. Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said during the Ministers’ Question Time (MQT) that this was followed by recipients in Johor dan Sarawak. He said that…

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BR1M Effective In Helping The Poor: Najib

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BEAUFORT: Malaysia’s approach in dealing with social issues like aiding the poor is getting international attention, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. Schemes such as the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) had been endorsed by 35 economists from Britain as being effective in helping the less privileged, the Prime Minister said. “BR1M is not like animal…

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1.2 Million Applications For BR1M Rejected For Various Reasons This Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – Almost 1.2 million applications for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid 2016 (BR1M 2016) were rejected this year due to several major factors, said the Finance Ministry. In a written reply at the Dewan Rakyat today, the Ministry said 24 per cent of the applications were rejected because the individual’s income exceeded RM2,000, while…

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BR1M 2016 Disbursement Starts Tomorrow

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PUTRAJAYA – The disbursement of the 2016 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) will start from tomorrow (January 28). Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the disbursement of the 2016 BR1M for households and senior citizens would be distributed in four stages in one year starting from tomorrow, April 28, June 23 and September…

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11,400 Recipients In Sabah And Sarawak Yet To Claim BR1M

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total 11,400 recipients of the 1Malaysia Aid (BR1M) in the interior of Sabah and Sarawak have yet to claim their money, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said the Finance Ministry took note of the cases and had taken steps to facilitate the recipients…

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New Approaches To Cash Aid

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As expected, Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) is again a goodie in the budget for the fourth time. This time it comes in a bigger bag. The payment will be increased to between RM800 and RM1,000 per family and RM400 for unmarried youth fulfilling the eligibility requirements. A welcomed enhancement in the programme’s targeting mechanism is…

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M40 To Enjoy Tax Savings Of Up To RM600 Even Without BR1M

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CYBERJAYA – A majority of taxpayers including those in the M40 group who are not eligible for the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) will enjoy tax savings of between RM400 and RM600 annually. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said the savings would be enjoyed following the increase in tax relief as well as the…

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4.7 Million Low-Income Households Continue To Be Assisted Through BR1M

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KUALA LUMPUR: Amid concerns over the high cost of living, the government remains committed to easing the burden of low-income households through improvement of the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M). According to the Economic Report 2015/2016 issued by the Finance Ministry, as of August 2015, a total of 4.7 million households and 2.7 million single individuals…

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Government Still Able To Pay BR1M This Year – Ahmad Husni

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IPOH – The government is still capable of paying out the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) to the recipients this year, says Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah. “Don’t worry, I don’t see any drastic inability of the government (to pay BR1M), none. This means we’ve maintained our revenue and we are expecting more.…

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Husni: Final BR1M Payment Brought Forward From Sept 21

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government has agreed to pay the final Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) payment for 2015 originally scheduled for end-September, to be brought forward from Sept 21. The payment was expedited in conjunction with Hari Raya Aildiladha celebration on Sept 24, said Second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah in a statement…

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No Plan To Replace BR1M With Investment Scheme

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government has no plan to replace the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) with any form of investment in the names of the recipients, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said the BR1M was a short-term aid aimed at helping the low-income people to balance the…

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Two-Time BR1M Receivers To Be Blacklisted

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KUALA LUMPUR: 4,770 individuals who have cashed in their 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) more than once since 2012 and have not paid back will be blacklisted from receiving the aid in the future, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said that amongst the total 6,576 individuals who had cashed…

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