On the 23 March Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced 16 measures under the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance Package to help Sarawakians face challenging times now now due to the economic slum and the Covid-19 outbreak.
MEASURE 1: ELECTRICITY BILL DISCOUNT
Domestic, Commercial and Industrial consumers given a discount of 5-25% on monthly electricity bill for April until September 2020. Depending on the premise type. Learn more here
MEASURE 2: WATER BILL DISCOUNT
Domestic, Commercial and Industrial consumers given discount of 10-25% on their monthly water bill for April until September 2020. Depending on the premise type. Learn more here
MEASURE 3: BANTUAN KHAS SARAWAKKU SAYANG
430,000 Sarawakian from the low income category, the B40 group will be provided a monthly cash pay-out of RM250 for 6-months. Apply here
MEASURE 4: SPECIAL MONTHLY INCENTIVES FOR FRONTLINE PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN COVID-19
- RM300 to Medical doctors, nurses and medical personnel
- RM200 to Immigration officers, police, Bilik Gerakan Negeri officers, Malaysian Armed Forces manning the borders and RELA Personnel.
A 50% discount for rental of market and stalls (under local councils) covering a period of six months up to September 2020.
Waiver of permits and licenses fees for traders, hawkers, night market traders, Tamu and bazaar Ramadhan operations.
MEASURE 7: DISCOUNT ON ASSESSMENT RATE
A discount of 25% on annual assessment rate above RM400 threshold given to residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose holdings for the year 2020.
As a measure to ease the SMEs cash flow and lessen their financial burden, loan repayment deferred for nine months effective from April 2020.
On top of existing RM30 million micro-credit funds, Sarawak Government will offer additional RM20.0 million for SMEs to expand their business and to sustain their businesses.
30% discount for payments of land rents to all land uses for the year 2020. These measures will benefit commercials, industrial, residential, large scale plantations and other public facilities.
One-off Deferment payment for land premium for the year 2020 for Agriculture, residential, commercial and industrial units as well as private and public institutions.
A one-off waiver for Hotel licensing fees which includes Hoteliers and lodging houses.
Sarawak Government have placed an order of two million pieces of face masks to be distributed free to Sarawakians. They will drop it to your residential letter box. Some areas may get it before the rest. Please be patient. Read more here. 6 masks for red zones per household while 4 for yellow and green zones per household.
Providing dedicated support to physicians and practices on the front lines of testing, diagnosing, and treating patients at risk of Covid-19.
Providing dedicated supports of food supplies to physicians and practitioners on the front lines of testing, diagnosing, and treating patients at risk of Covid-19.
A 50% discount for rental of HDC Houses rental scheme covering a period of six (6) months up to September 2020.