Press Statement By Violet Yong:
The Sarawak Government should not further delay the payout of the 6-month Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) 2020 to all eligible recipients including those who had made appeals through the district offices and online services but promptly by end of July, 2020 as promised.
According to the Sarawak Economic Planning Unit (EPU) recent press release that a total of 78,123 households from the low-income B40 group whose eligibility for the Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) 2020 is based on the updated Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) list, should be receiving their aid payments by the end of July, 2020.
We have received feedbacks from the public particularly those from the B40 households earning below RM4,000 per month and single Sarawakians aged 21 and above, earning below RM2,000 per month who meet the criteria for the BKSS assistance have yet to receive any payout from the Sarawak State Government.
EPU is tasked to ensure that the latest results for the appeal cases are immediately made available for public checking through online. If it is the Sarawak Government’s plan to make payment to all qualified appellants by end of this month, it is unlikely that the appeal results are not ready for public consumption.
It is quite disappointing to note that up till now, most of the online status for the appeal BKSS cases submitted earlier stated that verification of data is still in progress despite the deadline for publication of appeal results was fixed on 15.6.2020 by the state government.