Social Welfare Dept distributed RM2.4bil to over 500,000 aid recipients last year, says Nancy

Published on 30 Mar 2023 9:34:58 PM

The government through the Social Welfare Department (JKM) has distributed RM2.4bil in welfare assistance to 533,167 recipients nationwide throughout 2022.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri told the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (March 30) that, and said the government needs to find the best solution in ensuring that those in need will be given help and support but at the same time, with no financial implications on the country.

Nancy added that the assistance provided by the government was a temporary measure to ease the recipients’ financial burden and enable them to cope with the demands of everyday life, adding that those whose financial situation and life have improved, should no longer need the assistance.