RM400 ‘duit Raya’ for mosque staff
PUTRAJAYA: The Finance Ministry has announced a special Hari Raya Aidilfitri payment of RM400 for Islamic services staff in mosques nationwide.
In a statement, yesterday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the directive issued by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will benefit 66,258 individuals consisting of imam, bilal, muezzins, religious teachers and mosque administrative staff.
“The total cost of this payout, that amounts to RM26.5 million, has been channeled to the Malaysian Islamic Development Department and is expected to be directly banked into each recipient’s account soon,” he said.
Lim added that the payout is not inclusive of the Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat (BSHR), formerly known as BR1M, that will be credited separately.