Malaysian civil servants have something to look forward to this Hari Raya.
In addition to the RM500 Aidilfitri aid, the government will be giving out another RM500 as a bonus to civil servants in Perak, Terengganu, Sabah, and Negeri Sembilan.
“The bonus is to ease the burden of those making preparations to usher in the month of Syawal soon and the payment would be credited together with the salary before Raya,” explained Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman.
According to reports, there is an allocation of RM3.1 million for the 6,230 civil servants in Terengganu, RM5.6 million for the 15,000 civil servants in Perak, while the East Malaysian state has a record of 17,480 civil servants.
While certain states will receive their Raya bonus today (Friday, 9th June) together with their salary, other states such as Negeri Sembilan and Sabah will be paid on 15th and 16th June respectively.
“The Hari Raya aid will cost the government RM1 billion in total. We hope this will help ease the financial burden on the civil servants and pensioners in preparing for Hari Raya,” reads a statement from the Finance Ministry.