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KOTA KINABALU, April 8 -- A total of 1,261 individuals who do not have bank accounts in Nabawan district will receive their Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) 2.0 assistance worth a total of almost RM900,000 through the Malaysia Prihatin programme within four days beginning today.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup said in a statement today that the residents in Nabawan, Sapulut and Pemuntarian subdistricts will receive their BPN 2.0 assistance in a programme held at Dewan Masyarakat Nabawan today.
He said Pagalungan residents will receive their BPN 2.0 aid at the programme tomorrow (April 9) at Pentas Terbuka Pekan Pagalungan, Pensiangan residents this Saturday (April 10) at Balai Budaya Pekan Pensiangan, and Tatalaan residents at Balai Budaya Kampung Ponontomon, this Sunday (April 11).
"Other services under the Malaysia Prihatin programme include the vaccination programme registration by the Health Ministry, 2020 Census by the Malaysian Statistics Department and eKasih checks by the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU), Prime Minister’s Department.
“This programme aims to bring services and assistance from the government directly to the people. I hope with such programmes, the relationship between the government and the people will grow stronger...I urge the government, especially the administration to come to the ground and learn more about their needs,” he said.