By Zaki Salleh
PUTRAJAYA: More than 210,000 recipients of the Sumbangan Tunai Rahmah (STR) for the hardcore poor category in e-Kasih data will receive the Rahmah Basic Donation (SARA) of RM600 starting tomorrow.
A total of RM130 million has been allocated by the government under the Payung Rahmah initiative to help the underprivileged, especially the hardcore poor, in facing the challenge of the cost of living.
Payment for those in Perlis, Perak, Pahang, Melaka and Johor will be made on 31 July 2023.
However, recipients in Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan and Terengganu will receive earlier; that is tomorrow.
The implementation method of SARA in the states involved is that recipients will receive cashless basic necessities amounting to RM100 per month for a period of six months (July-December 2023).
It is made automatically through an account opened using the recipient’s MyKad for purchases at selected supermarkets or retail stores in the country .