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Zafrul: RM20.941b channelled through wage subsidy programme

The government has channelled RM20.941 billion to 357,948 employers through the Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP) as of Aug 5 to maintain the employment of 2.96 million local workers.

Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said under WSP 1.0, a total of 322,177 employers and 2.64 million workers have received WSP benefits as of Aug 5 under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus package (Prihatin) and the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana).

“Approved wage subsidy applications have... 

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