Civil Servants From These States Will Be Getting An Extra RM500 Duit Raya
Civil servants in Perak, Terengganu, Sabah, and Negeri Sembilan will be getting a Hari Raya bonus worth RM500 from their respective state governments.
This is in addition to the RM500 the government will be giving to all civil servants in the country.
In a report by Bernama today, Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman announced that a total of 6,230 civil servants in the state will be receiving the Raya bonus this year with an allocation worth RM3.1 million.
The Raya bonus will also be allocated to the staff of Agensi Transformasi Rakyat Terengganu (ATRA) for 898 people with an allocation of RM449,000.
"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 Ahmad Razif at an event in Seberang Takir yesterday, 9 June.
As for the Perak civil servants, Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir informed they will be getting their Raya bonus today, 9 June
It will be handed out in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebrations in the state and a total of 15,000 civil servants would be receiving the aid that is part of the RM5.6 million allocation.
"The assistance is similar to the one we gave last year when we opted to implement what the federal government was doing for civil servants," said Zambry at the 'Ziarah Kasih Al Mubarak' programme in Pangkor Island yesterday, 8 June, as reported by Bernama.
The bonus will be handed out to civil servants that are permanent employees, those on a contract, and the ones that are working on a part-time basis in both the local and state authority statutory bodies.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman announced on 7 June that the state's civil servants will receive their Raya bonus along with their salary on 16 June
He said that 17,480 civil servants in the East Malaysian state will be receiving the bonus.
"The special payment is to ease the burden and assist the state’s civil servants in their preparation for Aidilfitri. The special financial payment also shows the state government’s appreciation of its employees' contribution and dedication in the performance of their duties for the welfare of the state," said Musa Aman, as reported by Malay Mail Online on 7 June.
Meanwhile, the RM500 Raya bonus for Negeri Sembilan state government servants will be paid on 15 June
New Straits Times (NST) reported Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, saying that all the staff at the state's administration, subsidiaries, local councils, and state agencies will receive the bonus.
"I hope that this aid will help assist all civil servants in the state to prepare for the upcoming Hari Raya and since next month's salary will be paid on July 25.
"I also call on all civil servants in the state to spend prudently and manage their finances well," reminded Mohamad at the Negeri Sembilan state exco meeting on 7 June.
On 2 June, the Malaysian government announced that all civil servants in the country will receive RM500 in conjunction with the Raya celebrations this month
"The financial aid will also be enjoyed by 770,000 government pensioners, who will receive RM250. 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," read a statement by the Finance Ministry, as reported by NST.
The payment will be made latest by today, 9 June.