Covid-19: Govt offers RM600 monthly financial aid and discount on electricity bill

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KUALA LUMPUR (March 16): To contain the adverse impact brought by the Covid-19 outbreak on the domestic economy, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the following measures:

  • Malaysian government will provide monthly financial aid of RM600 to employees on unpaid leave
  • 15% discount on electricity charges for sectors affected by Covid-19, including tourism, between April 1 and Sept 30
  • Other commercial and domestic electricity consumers get a 2% discount between April 1 and Sept 30.