On March 27, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced RM250 billion Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package or PRIHATIN that will bring benefit to the public affected by the Covid-19 crisis in the country.
According to the infographic, almost 100% has received the Prihatin Benefits package with 68.2% receiving a total of three aids.
One-ff cash aid accumulates the highest percentage at 79.2% of assistance received under the Prihatin Economic Stimulus package.
The Government had offered a one-off cash assistance with an allocation of RM10 billion under the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN). This assistance has benefited the private sector employees, FELDA settlers, farmers, fishermen, small traders and those categorized in the M40 group and below.
The one-cash assistance was all disbursed to IPT students and the e-hailing industry.
Other Prihatin Assistance received are moratorium (60.5%), utility discount (47.4%), EPF cash withdrawals (41.2%), wage subsidies & payment under the ERP (13.7%) and credit guarantee schemes (8.4 %).