BR1M aid payments to go out before Raya

The BR1M scheme, begun by the Najib Razak government, will get a new name. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) payments will be made to recipients next month before the Aidilfitri celebrations, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

In a message on his official Twitter site today, Lim said further information on the aid would be announced next week.

He also said the financial aid scheme would be given a new name.

“As directed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad @chedetofficial, BR1M (to be given another name) will be paid in June before Aidilfitri. More information will be announced next week, “Lim said in the posting.

Dr Mahathir had previously stated that the BR1M payment under the Pakatan Harapan government would be reviewed to ensure that only those who are truly eligible receive it.