Guan Eng: Mechanism for RM100 payout being worked out

PENANG, June 16 — The Penang state government will formulate a suitable mechanism to disburse the one-off payment of RM100 to low-income households in the state.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, however, said the date for the payout had yet to be confirmed.

“It will cost RM10 million and discussions will be held to find a suitable mechanism for the payout,” he told a press conference today in conjunction with the 100th day of his administration as Penang Chief Minister.

Lim was sworn-in as Chief Minister on March 11, and June 21 marks his 100th day in office as the state’s chief executive.

“The one-off cash payout aims to ease the burden of the people due to the recent fuel price hike,” he said.

Lim said the state government was also responsible for the people’s welfare especially under the current circumstances.

The proposal for the one-off cash payout for the low-income group was announced by Lim during a Pakatan Rakyat meet-the-people session at the City Stadium yesterday.

Lim, who is also the state Public Peace and Security Committee chairman, also said the number of crimes solved in the state had increased by 52 per cent in the first five months this year compared to the same period last year. — Bernama

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