PRIHATIN: Wage subsidy benefits 313,000 employers, 2.5m workers


Kuala Lumpur, 21 July 2020 – A TOTAL of 313,000 employers and 2.5 million workers have benefited from wage subsidy assistance worth RM7.4 billion under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN), the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said today.

It also said 68,336 e-hailing drivers had received a RM500 cash allowance each, totalling RM34 million.

It said this in a statement to clarify various types of government assistance under PRIHATIN which were mentioned in Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s special address yesterday.

“ ….while 37,127 taxi drivers, tour guides and tour bus drivers had each received a RM600 cash allowance totalling RM22.2 million,” the statement said.