Selangor aims at removing those classified as ‘absolute poverty’ by July 20, 2024, according to MB

SELANGOR Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari wants all those classified as “miskin mutlak”, (absolute poverty), and registered in Selangor under the eKasih program to not fall into that category next month, July 2024.

The number of recipients has dropped from 7,000 to 861 since last year. “However, after checking with different agencies, the real number of recipients is below 250 people,” he stated.

We will continue to assist these people by implementing various programmes and aids under the Selangor Government and other government agencies, such as Welfare Department and Lembaga Zakat.

Bingkas Selangor is one such program, which provides RM300 monthly in aid for grocery shopping at designated shops.

Amirudin stated that the goal is to remove all Selangor residents who are registered as “miskin mutlak”, “miskin tegar”, (hardcore poor), and classified under eKasih, from this list by next month.

This list will be compared with the Padu system (Central Database Hub System) to make sure that no one is forgotten. The purpose of this is to make sure that the situation on the ground matches the data in the database.

He said that Sepang was the district to remove almost 100% of its residents from the list of absolute poor. Most Selangor’s poor are urban poor.

Amirudin was speaking with reporters after launching “PLATS Biaya”, the logo of the Selangor State Secretariat in Shah Alam.

Yayasan Hijrah Selangor offers a special finance scheme for traders who have completed an entrepreneur-training programme.

The scheme provides a RM3,000 credit that must be repaid in monthly installments within a period of one year.

The Yayasan also provides coverage for participants under the Social Security Organisation and Takaful contributions.

The first edition of “PLATS Biaya”, which is currently being undertaken by 120 participants, should be completed in July.

The launch was also attended by Mohd Najwan Halimi of the Selangor Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship Committee, Datuk Mearia Hamzah from the Yayasan, Saipolyazan M Yusop, chief executive of Mentri Besar Selangor Incorporated, and Ahmad Azri Zainal Nor, head, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Communications, MBI Selangor.

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