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Gov't announces Aidilfitri aid for civil servants, pensioners

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The government today announced special financial aid (BKK) in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations of RM450 to about 1.5 million civil servants in Grade 56 and below.

The Prime Minister's Office, in a statement this evening, said about 800,000 retired civil servants will also enjoy RM225 each, as a token of appreciation for their contributions to the country.

"The payment, involving an allocation of RM855 million, will be paid out on May 24," read the statement.

The amount is slightly more than the RM400 and RM200 paid out to civil servants under Grade 41 and pensioners before Hari Raya celebrations last year.

However, it falls short of the RM500 to 1.6 million civil servants and RM250 for 775,000 pensioners announced by the then-BN administration before Hari Raya 2017.

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