SEREMBAN (May 15): The State Government announced a special financial aid (BKK) in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration of half-month salary or a minimum of RM1,000 to all civil servants under its administration today.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said it will benefit a total of 3,481 civil servants with an allocation of RM5.3 million.
“It will be paid today, Insha-Allah,” he told reporters after chairing the State Executive Council meeting here today.
Prior to this, when tabling the 2019 Negeri Sembilan Budget at the 14th State Legislative Assembly on Dec 17 last year, Aminuddin had announced the BKK would comprise one month salary or a minimum of RM2,000 for all civil servants in the State.
The special aid would be paid in two stages, half month salary or RM1,000 would be paid in the first week of January this year while the remaining half of the salary or another RM1,000 will be paid before the Aidilfitri celebration.
In another development, the Menteri Besar said the Government also decided that the "mantai" programme would continue.
“In principle, the State Government has agreed to carry out the mantai programme in every district while in Seremban we have set four areas (for the mantai)... hence the buyers don’t have to concentrate in one area and it is easier for buyers.
“Apart from sales of meat, there would also be sales of chicken, eggs and vegetables. We will provide the details and will inform the reporters soon,” he said.
Mantai is synonymous with the people of Negeri Sembilan in welcoming the month of Syawal.
The word mantai is derived from the word ‘membantai’ which means preparing the slaughtered meat on the day before Ramadan and Syawal every year.