Rakyat Assistance

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Nazrun Saad

Hear about Nazrun Saad, an electronic-based entrepreneur from Perlis, who benefitted from the Prihatin Special Grant aid provided by the Government by pivoting into the agriculture industry when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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Wan Muhammad Ihsan

Follow the journey of Wan Muhammad Ihsan, a project engineer whose project in Pangkor Island came to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ihsan benefitted through the Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Fund @ NCER, which helped ensure the continuity of his project.

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Norlela

A mother’s love knows no bounds. The story of Norlela Abdul Rahman, a frontliner nurse at Klinik Kesihatan Ibu & Anak Kuala Nerang, is a true reflection of this sentiment. The pandemic had caused her son to lose his job and his income. Out of love, Norlela used her COVID-19 Frontliners Allowance to kick-start her son’s new business venture.

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Farah Aini Azmi

Follow the journey of Farah Aini who lost her job at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Farah has successfully started a business as a florist by utilizing the allowance received through PERKESO’s Employment Insurance System (EIS).

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Afiq Azhar Ali

Follow the story of Afiq Azhar Ali, a filmmaker who had to overcome a financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has benefitted through the assistance provided by CENDANA.

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Jasni Amir

Follow the story of Jasni Amir, a travel agency owner, whose business came to a halt due to internationl border closure, but managed to pull through and maintain his workforce through the Wage Subsidy Programme.

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Azami Hamdani

Follow the story of Azami Hamdani, owner of Simfoni Resort Langkawi and how he faced the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism industry, as well as how the Government financial aid has helped his business stay afloat.

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Shikh Abdul Rashid

Follow the story of Shikh Abdul Rashid Shikh Abdullah, a creative industry player, who suffered a lost of income as a result of the pandemic. Benefitting the Prihatin Special Grant (GKP), he acquired additional equipments to produce online tutorials as a side business.

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Zeti Haiza

Follow the story of Zeti Haiza, manager of Haiza Tour, Melaka, who has benefitted from the Government’s Program Global Online Workforce (GLOW-PENJANA).

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Shakrani Ishak

Follow the story of Shakrani Ishak, a housewife who successfully grew her cosmetics business through the Prihatin Special Grant (GKP) and successfully expanded towards online sales.

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Nurul Hanim Azizan

Follow the story of Nurul Hanim, a tourism agent whom lost her source of income during MCO. Nonetheless, she saw it as an opportunity to improve her skills through classes offered by NCER.

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Halimah Naim

Follow the story of Halimah Naim, a veteran actress who lost her source of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is also a recipient of cash assistance from the Government.

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Rizal Rahmat

Follow the story of Rizal Rahmat, a food stall owner who was affected during MCO and how the Prihatin Special Grant enabled him to transition into running his business online.

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Hirzi Rahmat

Follow the story of Hirzi Rahmat, a cameraman who lost his income during the pandemic. Hirzi has since benefited from the Government’s continued assistance.

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Norliza Hashim

Follow the story of Norliza Hashim, a mother who participated in upskilling programs organised by NCER to enhance her skills and improve her apparel business.

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Ikhsan Izham

Follow the story of Ikhsan Izham, the challenges he faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Government has helped him regain his footing via the implementation of continued direct assistance.

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The pandemic has instilled a renewed sense of admiration and gratitude for the country's frontliners. COVID-19 has shown each of them as a hero we needed during difficult times, whether they are doctors, nurses, uniformed personnel, teachers, volunteers or general workers keeping our roads and communities clean.
We are facing an unprecedented twin health and economic crises. A deadly new virus emerged, quickly made its silent way across the globe and before we knew it, turned our pandemic management experience on its head and changed the way we live, work and socialise.
Small daily expenses do add up to into a sizable chunk of one’s monthly expenses, particularly for the average worker earning less than RM3,000 monthly and living in a city. Your daily commute might cost RM4.80 but let’s say you work 6 days a week, that small daily sum accumulates to around RM115 per month.