Socso contributors get RM1.296 billion

Abang Johari (centre) and Socso delegation led by Mohammed Azman (second left) during the courtesy visit. Photo: Sarawak Information Department

KUCHING: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has channeled RM1.296 billion to Sarawakians through the economic stimulus packages announced by the federal government following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Its chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Datuk Aziz Mohammed said the aid were in the form of salaries, employment incentives and matching contributions for the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme.

Mohammed Azman revealed this during a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the latter’s office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here this morning (April 15).

Mohammed Azman also expressed his appreciation to the Sarawak government for the contribution of RM4.16 million to 3,004 state civil servants, both contract and temporary, under the Socso protection scheme.

The chief minister received a similar call from Lembaga Tabung Haji led by its Sabah and Sarawak Regional director Datin Nurlaila Saib.

The delegation also comprised Tabung Haji Sarawak board director Amat Kassim Pait and marketing head Madehi Mahdan.

During the visit, Nurlaila briefed Abang Johari on the latest developments in the management structure of Tabung Haji, especially the management in Sabah and Sarawak towards ensuring smooth running of the institution.

Earlier, Abang Johari witnessed the presentation of LCD projector for the ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ (STEM) Programme to the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of SMK Green Road.

The event was attended by Science, Education and Technological Research Minister Datuk Amar Michael Manyin Jawong. Also present were Deputy State Secretary (Performance Transformation and Service Delivery) Datuk Dr Sabariah Putit, the ministry’s permanent secretary Kameri Affandi and SMK Green Road principal Ismail Jaya.