Selangor dishes out food aid, eases rentals and taxes in RM128 million stimulus package

Some 6,000 health workers in Selangor who are frontliners will be given RM200 each in food allowance throughout the movement control order.

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government is dishing out RM127.78 million to help those affected by the Covid-19 crisis, including food allowance of RM1.2 million for some 6,000 health workers throughout the movement restriction order (MCO) period.

Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari also listed six other groups that will receive government assistance, which will include the easing of loan repayments as well as rental exemptions for some licensed traders and hawkers.

Some 80,000 will also be given a one-off payment of RM500, to be distributed after the expiry of the MCO.

The package will also see the loan repayments of 40,000 Selangor Hijrah borrowers deferred by three months.

One-off financial aid of RM250 will be given to 2,500 Selangor university students in Sabah and Sarawak, while a free food programme will be implemented for Selangor students at Unisel, Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor and Inpens International College from March 22 to 31.

Some 2,700 tenants under the Selangor Smart Sewa programme will be allowed to defer rental payments by three months at a cost of RM600,000, while RM30,000 has been allocated to Selangor assemblymen for aid for those affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

Taxpayers will also receive a one-month extension of time for land tax payments, from May 31 to June 30.