Did Mak Cik Kiah saw this coming? Rosmah Mansor made headlines when it was announced that she is entitled to receive RM800 from the government.
Since then, many publications have confirmed the news by keying in Rosmah’s IC number (obtained from court documents) into Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN)’s website. However, her husband Najib Razak is not eligible.
As you may know, the financial aid for for the lower-income B40 and middle-income M40 groups are as follows:
- M800 will be given to individuals aged 21 and above with an income of RM2,000 and below.
- RM500 will be given to individuals aged 21 and above with an income of RM2,001 to RM4,000 a month.
In Najib’s case, he’s still a member of the Pekan Parliament, with a monthly salary of at least tens of thousands. Many netizens complained of the loopholes in the assistance fund plan and argued that Rosmah shouldn’t be eligible.
The former Prime Minister obviously got wind of this and took to his Facebook to address the issue. It seems that the 66-year-old wasn’t too please with the news, suggesting that local publications were rather obsess with his wife when there are more pressing issues – like the Covid-19 crisis.
In his statement, Najib claimed that his wife was never notified of her cash aid qualification. “If it is true and RM800 is automatically channelled to my wife’s bank account, it will be donated to the government’s Covid-19 Fund,” he was quoted as saying.
“Thank you Rosmah that at this tense lock down period you keep entertaining the rakyat,” one commentator wrote.