Seven national laureates get RM5,000 monthly allowance

Published on 24 Jun 2019 11:07:59 PM

Seven national laureates have been accorded a RM5,000 monthly appreciation allowance for their contributions in uplifting Bahasa Melayu in the country’s literary development.

At a ceremony to present the Cost of Living Allowance Cheques to the National Laureates on Monday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the allowance will hopefully help them ensure their well-being and provide comfort so that they can continue to contribute ideas, knowledge and high-quality works for the community.