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BPN 2.0 applications, appeals are being processed, payments to be made in Jan 2021 – Tengku Zafrul

KUALA LUMPUR: The Bantuan Prihatin Nasional 2.0 (BPN 2.0) new applications and appeals are currently being processed, and approved payments will be made in January 2021, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz. (pix)

Under the Kita Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package (KITA PRIHATIN), he said as of Dec 4, 2020, 10.13 million beneficiaries had benefitted from the first phase payment of BPN 2.0, involving an amount of RM4.6 billion, or 97 per cent of the RM4.8 billion approved in the first phase. The payment process through BSN has been ongoing since Oct 26.

“For the PRIHATIN Special Grant (GKP) 2.0, as of Dec 4, a total of RM856.9 million had been credited into the accounts of 285,626 eligible micro SMEs. The appeal period was opened from Dec 7 to 21.

“All appeals will go through a cross-checking process between the Inland Revenue Board and the local authorities, and the results will be announced in the near future,“ he said in his presentation on the 34th LAKSANA report, the last report for 2020, via his Facebook page today.

Under the KITA PRIHATIN package for the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) 2.0, a total of RM239.73 million had been channelled to help 39,203 employers continue their operations and retain a total of 307,420 employees.

“New applications for PSU 2.0 are still open to employers until Dec 31, 2020,“ said Tengku Zafrul.

The KITA PRIHATIN package announced in September was worth RM10 billion.

Source: The Sun Daily

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