March 23, 2024

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said five states have achieved 100 per cent disbursement of Bantuan Wang Ihsan (BWI) to heads of households affected by the recent floods. — Picture via Twitter/Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — Five states — Kelantan, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Terengganu and Perak — have achieved 100 per cent disbursement of Bantuan Wang Ihsan (BWI) to heads of households affected by the recent floods, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The prime minister said the BWI, or compassionate aid, payments for Negri Sembilan had reached 82.7 per cent, Pahang (65.5 per cent) and Selangor (47.6 per cent).

The authorities were expected to finish disbursing BWI to all households affected by the first wave of flooding by Wednesday, January 5, he said in a statement today. Certain states have already been hit by the second wave of flooding.

He said as at yesterday, BWI had been distributed to 28,258 or 61.2 per cent of the 46,162 affected household heads while 38 next-of-kin of 51 people who perished in the floods had received Funeral Management BWI.

“To ensure a faster and more effective BWI distribution process, the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) has set up a Command Centre to do daily real-time monitoring beginning December 27, 2021,” he added.

Ismail Sabri also advised those who received government assistance through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to be wary of unscrupulous parties who might take advantage of the…

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