Social security scheme to ease lives
KUALA LUMPUR: The move to expand the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme will ease worries among the fishermen when they go to work.
National Fishermen Association chairman Ahmad Rudin Hussin said the scheme will take care of some 100,000 registered fishermen in the country.
“With unstable income, we cannot afford to subscribe to pricey personal insurance. Thus, through this scheme, we can secure our future and be better protected in the event of occupational accidents,” he said yesterday.
Pahang Fishermen Association chairman Zulkiflee Md Yusof said the move proved the government’s commitment to improve the lives of fishermen.
Federation of Hawkers and Petty Traders Association Malaysia president Yow Boon Choon said the scheme would help traders who could not afford to buy insurance.
“Some are struggling to make ends meet. It is a good move that the government is looking at expanding the scheme coverage.”