By Sarah Nur Safiyyah
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 February 2023: In an effort of cashless transactions, the government through the ePemula programme will credit a one-off payment of RM200 into the qualified e-wallet accounts of youths aged between 18 and 20.
As tabled in the Budget 2023 on Friday (24 February), Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said that RM400 million has been allocated to the ePemula programme to benefit approximately two million youths.
In support of a more sympathetic economy, Malaysian government planned to adopt an inclusive strategy that recognised the crucial role of youth in economic development.
Anwar noted that due to the change in government, the RM200 ePemula and eWallet programme introduced last year is now known as eTunai Belia Rahmah.
However, full-time students aged 21 years old or older who were previously in the e-Pemula and eWallet programme for youths will not be included in the eTunai Belia Rahmah.
“It has been determined that it is entirely reasonable to believe that the eTunai Belia Rahmah is a rebranded programme to go with the other Payung Rahmah efforts by the current administration, such as the cost-effective Menu Rahmah,” Anwar added.
Budget 2023 themed “Developing Malaysian Madani” is anchored on the six core values namely the country’s sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, and finally, care and compassion. ***