Govt. to provide RM1,000 voucher for repairs or replacement of flood-damaged vehicles

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced a new set of assistance measures for those affected by the recent devastating floods. Among the RM1.4 billion Keluarga Malaysia Flood Aid initiative that was announced yesterday, the government will be distributing RM1,000 vouchers to motorists whose vehicles were damaged by the flood waters.

The RM1,000 cash voucher can be used for the repair of water-damaged private vehicles, or towards the replacement of a vehicle deemed as a “total loss”, as reported by Bernama.

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In addition, Ismail Sabri added that most car companies have also agreed to provide free towing services, as well as discounts of 25% or higher on spare parts and repair services at their authorised service centres.

The new measures come after the government announced a six-month loan moratorium on housing or property loans, car loans, credit cards, and personal loans for flood victims, as well as interest-free personal loans up to RM5,000.

Separately, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) will also be providing free replacements for flood-damaged documents, including road tax, driving licence, and vehicle grant.

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Other measures as part of the initiative include a RM1,000 compassionate aid (BWI) for every head of household (KIR) affected by the floods, interest-free financing from Bank Simpanan Negara (BSN) of up to RM10,000 with a repayment period of up to 3.5 years, as well as a 100% discount on the victims’ December electricity bills, among others.

“Together we work and pray that the impact of this flood disaster can be tackled immediately so that we can focus our efforts on the economic recovery and growth next year,” the Prime Minister said.

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Other initiatives by the respective automotive distributors and companies can be found below:


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