Government to give RM500 one-off payments to help e-hailing drivers

Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has just announced an updated version of the Economic Stimulus Package or “Prihatin” as he prefers to call it and it’s good news all round.

The updated stimulus package amounts to RM250 billion and with every industry and sector taken into account, e-hailing drivers (Grab, Mula etc) stand to benefit from this as well.

A total of 120,000 e-hailing drivers will receive a one-off payment of RM500 with RM60 billion allocated to the cause.

This follows after the governments recent announcement where taxi drivers will receive one-off payments of RM600 beginning 1st of April 2020.

The PM also took the opportunity to slip in a cheeky message at the end of his announcement.

“We are a nation at war with invisible forces. The situation we are now facing is unprecedented in history. And, this government may not be the government that you voted for. But I want all of you to know that this government cares for you. I resigned to the fact that I came in as your Prime Minister not at the best moment. I face political, economic and health crisis all at the same time.”

“This unprecedented situation of course requires unprecedented measures. So, my dear brothers and sisters, and the children of this beloved country, whether you are a Malay, Chinese, Indian, Sikh, Iban, Kadazan, Dusun, orang asal, please bear with me and my friends in the cabinet and the government. We are not perfect, but we are doing the best we can to pull through this crisis together, as one nation. God willing, we will come out stronger when this crisis ends and the dust settles,” he added.

Bless this man’s honesty.


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