Najib Tun Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, has just recently announced on his official Twitter page that BR1M for 2017 will begin on 18th of February 2017, which is tomorrow!
According to Najib, he received many questions from the public on the date for the first phase BR1M payments on different social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. He also said that he hopes that the public will somehow benefit from the BR1M’s first payment.
This year a total of 8.2 million BR1M application has been received while 5.15 million is eligible and will be receiving aid for BR1M. Those who are eligible will be receiving the aid into their bank account starting tomorrow.
With regards to the BR1M eKasih category, households will receive their payments in 3 phases. The first payment is in beginning of February then followed by June and August. For the RM1200 category, the payment is divided into 3 phases where recipients will get RM400 for each phase while the recipients in the RM900 category will get RM300 for each phase.