As we patiently count down the days to Hari Raya, many families are in the midst of preparing for the joyous celebration. We can see that malls are highly preoccupied especially during the weekends as everyone is frantically doing some last-minute shopping.
The amount of money spent during this particular month may be a little extra compared to other months, but for Selangor civil servants, they may not have to worry about their cashflow when making Raya preparations.
The Selangor Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has announced on Tuesday that all Selangor civil servants will be receiving two months’ worth of Hari Raya financial aid
for the upcoming festivity.
A total of 17,703
state civil servants will receive part of RM63.3 million
allocated for them.
Those eligible can expect to receive their ‘duit Raya’ on 21 June.
“This is a token of appreciation to the civil servants for their commitment and dedication in promoting and developing the state,” he told Astro Awani
“And this is based on the current financial performance and that is why we have agreed to provide assistance to civil servants.”
Selangor residents are not the only ones getting some Hari Raya love, though.
Civil servants in four other states - namely Terengganu, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah - will reportedly receive a RM500 Raya bonus, according to a report by Bernama
“The Hari Raya aid will cost the government RM1 billion in total. We hope this will help ease the financial burden on the civil servants and pensioners in preparing for Hari Raya,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement cited by the news agency.