The 1.6 million strong workforce and 775,000 pensioners will each receive RM1,000 and RM500 respectively. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — Civil servants and government pensioners will receive the special payment that was allocated under Budget 2018 today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had announced.
The 1.6 million strong workforce and 775,000 pensioners will each receive RM1,000 and RM500 respectively, New Straits Times reported today.
“Insya-Allah, the first special payment of RM1,000 for civil servants and RM500 for pensioners which was announced in # Bajet2018, will be paid on January 8,”
“Hopefully they will benefit from it,” Najib who is also finance minister posted on his Twitter account late last night.
The special payment for civil servants alone will cost taxpayers RM1.6 billion. The payment made for pensioners amounted to RM387.5 million.
Civil servants are expected to receive an additional RM500 and pensioners another RM250 special by Aidilfitri as part of the bonus promised under the same Budget, Najib had announced in October last year.