KUCHING: Members of the public are looking forward to the announcement of the Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) 9.0.
The financial package is expected to be announced soon which will help the people to cope with the increasing of cost of living.
Deputy Premier Datuk Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian who revealed this recently said the new financial package would be announced by Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg soon.
“The new financial package would include, among others, discounts for monthly electricity and water bills,” he said.
With that, New Sarawak Tribune has spoken to some members of the public to get their hope on the BKSS 9.0
Peniel Jeshurun,31, Chief Technical Officer
“This initiative is a good and strategic move to help lower and middle class families in cutting down their expenses. It will continue to help everyone as time progresses and is very beneficial to all in Sarawak with a huge package as this BKSS. Such a strategic move is to help curb financial issues and to give some space for us to breathe with the current financials plan in hand. BKSS should also include other basic necessities such as education donation for rural students, improvement in health and medical industry, and other basic necessities to help ease everyone with financial struggle.”
Mohd Amirul Fahmi, 29, Self-employed
“I do welcome this support from the government. However, with the increase in the price of goods, I personally hope that the government could provide assistance to help alleviate the burden to at least buy essential goods. Overall, the electricity and water assistance will continue to help all industry players and consumers.”
Daniel Ezzudin, 21, Student
“I believe the assistance will benefit all including domestic, commercial and industrial consumers. I hope students are entitled for this assistance too because some students are renting houses. As a group that doesn’t receive any pay but pays what adults would, I hope the government could consider any assistance to benefit us too.”
Ashley Tan, 22, Student
“I welcome this assistance as it will benefit the society. I hope the government could further add assistance such as the BKSS to help the needs of the rakyat. Electricity and water is essential to the public, it would be better if medical assistance is also included. Overall, I am very happy with the assistance provided by the government and hope for more.”