BR1M or “Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia” program is devised by Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as part of Government effort to ease burden of lower income group in Malaysia. The Barisan National Government has always been listening to plight of the poor people and thus a program has to be devised to help the lower income gropu cushion the high cost of living in Malaysia.
Until recently, the Barisan National Government has disbursed billions of ringgits for the welfare of low income Malaysians. On 2012, RM 2.6 billion has been disbursed to around 5.2 million household which represent to around 80% of Malaysian household. The Prime Minister has affirmed that BR1M program will be continued for years as Malaysia’s revenue continues to increase.
BR1M programme which stands for “Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia” is also know as 1 Malaysia People’s aid started on 2012 as part or Barisan Nasional Government effort to assist the low income earners in Malaysia. BR1M is also part of Barisan Nasional Goverment ETP (Economic Transformation Program) to turn Malaysia into a high income nation. The implementation of BR1M program was announced by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Budget 2012 presentation. The government will give a one time RM 500 BR1M assistant to eligible rakyat as part of Barisan Nasional government’s effort to reduce cost of living faced by the rakyat.
On 2012, The prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced in continuation of BR1M aid known as BR1M 2.0. The program shall continue to disburse the RM 500 aid to eligible house hold. A sum of 2.5 billion will be given to a total of 5.7 million household in Malaysia. Those who are previously eligible for the first BR1M payment will receive their aid automatically without any application. In addition to that, the Barisan Nation Goverment will also be given out RM 250 aid to single individuals.
This aid is opened to Malaysians female or male who are leading the responsibility for a household. The people may includes
- Senior citizens
- Singe person ( divorced,bachelor, single parent) with dependencies
- Single parents ( father or mother)
- Married ( this includes married couple who are still living with father or mother)
To be eligible for the “Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia” aid , the household income of recipient must be lower than RM 4000.