Over 200 citizens came out early on the morning of 27 April to receive their RM500 cash payout from the government under the Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (BR1M) Program.
Recipients, mostly senior citizens could be seen outside the school hall gate at SJK ( C ) Chung Tak, Kg Simee as early as 7.45am. By 830am the hall was half full with recipients.
At the queue for handicapped citizens a staff of Bank Simpanan Nasional Ms Mardiana Ismail Yatim could be seen assisting handicapped and senior citizens to take their thumbprints where they were seated or for 95 year old Madam Leong Yat Hoe as she sat in her car.
Many of the senior citizens were ‘happy’ to receive the ‘extra’ money.
An official said that 2500 recipients would receive the government’s cash payout that day.