28th December 2021 - 3 min read
Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari has said that Selangor flood victims who are entitled to the RM1,000 disaster aid from the state government’s Bantuan Selangor Bangkit fund will begin receiving the money starting tomorrow (29 December 2021).
According to the minister, the aid will be distributed in stages according to categories. “We broke it up into three categories: those in the public PPS, those in private or their own PPS, and those who did not move to the PPS,” he said, elaborating that they will begin with victims in the public PPS, followed by those in the private PPS, and finally, those who are not in any PPS or did not relocate amidst the calamity.
“Those who are housed in public and private PPS, their names have been registered, their identity card numbers are already available. All this does not require re-registration,” said Datuk Seri Amiruddin. Meanwhile, individuals who fall into the third category will need to get themselves registered at one-stop centres that will be established soon, he said.
Datuk Seri Amiruddin further shared that individuals in the third category can download the required forms online if they want, although officers will also be dispatched to their houses to get the names of affected individuals starting from 3 January 2022. “I hope by the end of January, we would have been able to distribute all the monies to the needy,” he said, adding that Muslims in the Selangor state will also be entitled to an additional RM600 cash assistance via Zakat Selangor.
Aside from that, the minister also clarified that victims do not need to lodge a police report affirming that their homes were affected by the floods in order to qualify for the RM1,000 cash aid. “All you need is to make a report that you’ve lost your IC and you will be eligible for state aid,” he said.
Selangor currently has an estimated 40,000 individuals from 9,000 families seeking shelter at 205 PPS after being displaced by the devastating floods that struck Malaysia two weekends ago. Inclusive of those who did not evacuate to a PPS, it is projected that there are between 15,000 to 20,000 affected families.
Aside from this RM1,000 cash aid, the Selangor state government has also offered to provide a RM10,000 one-off payment for the families of those who died in the floods, as well as a one-month water bill waiver for all affected households – among other assistances.
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