Several State Governments Announce Special Raya Bonus For Civil Servants
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Several states across the nation have announced special financial incentives for civil servants in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri. These include Pahang, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Perak, and Selangor, as well as Sabah and Sarawak.

Here’s a list of the states that have announced their Raya incentives for civil servants across Malaysia:


Approximately 8,000 civil servants of all grades in the state will receive RM1,000 each on 7 May 2021. “Others who will receive the payment are federal civil servants with grade Jusa C and above who are serving in the state,” said the chief minister of Pahang, Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail. This incentive will involve a financial allocation of about RM8 million.


RM1,000 Hari Raya Aidilfitri assistance will be given to all state civil servants, benefitting approximately 5,300 individuals, including contract workers. The payment will be made before Aidilfitri, which is expected to fall on 13 May 2021. A total of RM5.3 million has been allocated for this benefit.

Negeri Sembilan

Those serving in the state civil service, local councils, and statutory bodies will get a half-month salary bonus or a minimum RM1,000 special payment for Hari Raya. The money is expected to be paid on 3 May, benefitting 5,843 employees (3,974 in the state civil service, and 1,869 in local councils and statutory bodies). This exercise will cost the state government RM9.9 million in total.

Chief minister Datuk Seri Aminudin Harun said that the payment is to reward these employees who have performed well in the past year, as well as to help them prepare for Hari Raya as almost 92% of them are in the B40 category.


5,169 civil servants (including daily part-time and contract workers) will benefit from a special aid of half-month’s salary or a minimum of RM1,000. Payment will be paid alongside their May salary on 6 May 2021, or before Raya. Meanwhile, government pensioners will obtain financial incentives of RM250.


Civil servants, grassroots society leaders, and religious leaders will be provided with a half-month’s salary bonus, or a minimum incentive of RM1,000 or RM500 (depending on their role) in conjunction with the upcoming Raya celebration. The aid is to be given to all state government workers under the employment of the federal government, and will be paid out on 19 May or a week after the start of the Aidilfitri month. A total budget of RM22.67 million has been earmarked for this exercise.


The Perak government has agreed to gift an Aidilfitri bonus of RM1,000 to all civil servants. The money will be paid on 20 May 2021, after Hari Raya. The chief minister of Perak, Datuk Saarani Mohamad justified the later date of payment by saying that most civil workers will have received their April and May salaries before the festival.


A total of 22,189 civil servants in Sabah (Grade 54 and below) will receive a Raya bonus of RM500, with recipients including daily part-time employees and workers in state statutory bodies and local authorities. On top of that, government pensioners will also receive a special payment of RM250. The incentives will be disbursed on 7 May 2021.


The Sarawak state government will pay a special aid of RM500 to all state civil servants for Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Gawai. Pensioners, too, will receive a financial assistance of RM250. Payment will be paid in May ahead of both festive celebrations.


These provisions by the state governments came at the heels of an earlier announcement by the federal government, made just last week. On 23 April 2021, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that a special Aidilfitri bonus of RM500 will be paid out to federal civil servants along with their salary on 6 May, and RM250 to government pensioners.

(Source: The Star)

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