“Taking into account the spread of Covid-19 which has had a wide impact, the government has now decided to grant a 2% discount for all other users in the commercial, industrial, and agriculture categories as well as domestic users, beginning 1 April until 30 September 2020,” said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
As announced in the economic stimulus package of 27 February 2020, business categories affected by Covid-19 are set to receive a 15% discount on electricity usage for the same six-month period. Hotels, travel agencies, airlines, shopping malls, and convention and exhibition centres are considered the main affected business categories.
According to Tan Sri Muhyiddin, the 2% discount will benefit more than 10 million households, commercial users, and those in the industrial and agricultural sectors. The discount is expected to involve an estimated allocation of RM500 million.
(Source: The Malay Mail)