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More Aid For The People After BKC – PM Ismail Sabri

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PUTRAJAYA, Sept 6 — With payments for the Special COVID-19 Aid (BKC) beginning to be paid out from today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government would channel more assistance to the people starting next month.

In a video conference with Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) staff from his residence in Petaling Jaya specifically to check on the BKC payment process, Ismail Sabri said BKC was among the assistance to help ease the burden of the people affected by COVID-19.

“I hope all the BKC payment processes planned by the Ministry of Finance run smoothly. Hopefully, nothing untoward happens that can cause delays and so on,” he said.

Ismail Sabri, who initiated the video conference because he is still undergoing self-quarantine since Aug 30 after he was confirmed to be in close contact with a COVID-19 case, also advised BSN staff to ensure BKC recipients who come to collect the aid complied with standard operating procedures (SOP) to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

Joining the video conference were Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz who was at BSN Putrajaya here and Deputy Finance Minister Mohd Shahar Abdullah who was at BSN in Bera, Pahang.

“Hopefully, what the government is giving today, although it may not be much, at least it can help reduce the people’s burden,” said Ismail Sabri, who also referred to information from Tengku Zafrul that more assistance was forthcoming for the people.

On Wednesday (Sept 1), Ismail Sabri announced that the BKC would be paid in stages with phase one payments credited from Sept 6 and expected to be completed by Sept 10, with funds amounting to RM3.1 billion already channeled to the relevant banking institutions for BKC payments.

The BKC is to assist the hardcore poor, B40 households with total monthly income of RM5,000 and below and senior citizens, as well as singles with a monthly income of RM2,500 and below, based on the eligibility criteria under the Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR 2021) aid package.

Those in the M40 group who report income tax with a total household income of RM5,001 to RM9,000 and RM2,501 to RM5,000 for singles are also eligible to receive BKC.

Under the BKC, hardcore poor category households will receive RM1,300; eligible senior citizens and singles (RM500). For the B40 category, households will receive RM800, eligible senior citizens and singles (RM200); while in the M40 category, households will receive RM250 and qualified senior citizens and singles (RM100).

Details on the BKC, including payment status can be viewed at  https://bkc.hasil.gov.my

Meanwhile, Tengku Zafrul said the government would distribute various forms of assistance that have been planned until the end of this year.

“The prime minister has agreed to proceed with these assistance,” he said.

Among the assistance that will be distributed by the government is Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat phase 3 amounting to RM2.32 billion which will be channeled at the end of this month and assistance for loss of income in October.

On the BKC payment process at BSN Putrajaya, Tengku Zafrul said it was handled well by the BSN staff.

Later, In a posting on his official Facebook page, Ismail Sabri said he had the opportunity to virtually review the BKC phase one payment process which would be implemented in stages through selected financial institutions involving the RM3.1 billion allocation.

He said that he had the opportunity to greet BKC recipients at several BSN branches including in Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perlis and Johor online to ensure the aid payment process went smoothly.

According to him, he also received a direct report from Tengku Zafrul who went down to the ground to do an inspection on the payment process at BSN Putrajaya while his deputy Mohd Shahar did the same at BSN Triang, Pahang.

Ismail Sabri said that he was informed that the Finance Ministry would facilitate distribution to the rural community by paying cash to BKC recipients who did not have a bank account.

“I hope this assistance can alleviate the burden of the ‘Malaysian Family’ affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) ‘Pulau Babi’ In Johor, The Reason Behind The Name Is Not As What You Think

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This ‘Pulau Babi’ is located in Johor and it is one of the most mesmerizing islands to know of. It is also known as one of the most famous beach spots located specifically here in Malaysia. As a visitor, do not miss the opportunity to go here if you come to the State of Johor. The particular name of the place might sound a bit rough and also explicit to be heard especially if you are local, but there is a legendary story that relates to how the island can get such a name.

Heads up for all of you. The name of the island that is ‘Pulau Babi’ is definitely not like what you think in your own head. To be honest, the origin story could be quite hilarious to understand. The story of the island goes like this.

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It is said that in the past, there was a couple who lived together that were fishermen living here. According to the story, the pregnant wife wanted to eat seaweed. However, after eating the seaweed, the wife turned into a mermaid. Because the husband was too angry because the appearances of the wife got changed, the husband vented his anger by cursing the island by calling it ‘Babi’ repeatedly. So, that is how the name ‘Pulau Babi’ got to stick to the island. It is from this story that the island got such a name and the name remains in use up until this modern day. So weird.

The authenticity or not of the story cannot be ascertained. However, the story is popularly told by the mouth of the residents around the area. Although the name is not pleasant to be heard, the island which is located in the district of Mersing and facing the South China Sea is very popular with tourists because of the beauty and originality of nature.

Sources: TikTok Ervi.

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Fascinating Shoe Collections! These Are 5 Best ‘Skechers’ Collaboration

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Skechers is actually an American footwear company. It is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California and the particular brand was founded in the year of 1992 and is now known as the third-largest athletic footwear brand in the United States. Other than the United States, this brand also is so famous in other countries including Malaysia. The fans and shoe enthusiasts for this brand have been growing bigger and bigger for this country. So amazing.

Malaysians have been loving this brand because there are actually so many fascinating collaborations done with a lot of other brands such as cartoons, anime, and many others. People tend to get caught by the amazing shoe collections made in all their collaborations. For those who might not know, these are the 5 best collaborations made with Skechers.

1) Skechers X One Punch Man

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2) Skechers X Sailor Moon

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3) Skechers X One Piece

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4) Skechers X Dr. Seuss

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5) Skechers X Hello Kitty

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(Video) Without A Doubt, Most Hospital’s Staffs Would Experience This Scary Situation

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Working in a hospital would definitely be such an eye-opening experience for many people in this whole wide world. It does not matter if they are a new worker there or even someone who has been working there for a very long time already. This is because every day might be going to be unpredictable and they have to face new challenges and situations every now and then when they are working there. The experiences could be hilarious, stressful, or scary.

That is exactly what happens in this particular video that went viral on the TikTok app recently. This TikToker that goes by the name AyieTDF shared one of the scariest experiences that he ever had while he was working in a hospital. In the caption of the video that he stated, “Every hospital’s staff must have experienced this kind of situation, right?”.

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In the posted video, the TikToker reacted back to the scary situation that he has experienced before. The situation that he experienced would be that he accidentally would accidentally bump into his colleague while he was walking in the hospital. When he greeted the person, the person would not respond and just walk by him casually without even looking at him. Then, when he reached his desired destination. He would once again meet the same person.

Looking at the comments section, a lot of other people have experienced the same situation and it was really scary.

Picture: TikTok AyieTDF

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Sources: TikTok AyieTDF.

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