Saturday February 2, 2013
Untrue latecomers will miss out
By YU JI
KUCHING: For local recipients of the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) who are working elsewhere, their vouchers will be kept by their respective Resident’s Office which will make alternative arrangements for collection.
“First things first, we’re going to deal with the most straightforward payments first.
“Whoever can come and collect on time, please do,” said Kuching Resident Abdul Rahman Sebli Senusi.
“For those who are elsewhere, either for work or other reasons, we’ll coordinate with other agencies and Resident’s offices — of which there are 10 others in Sarawak — and we’ll clear those a little later. Don’t listen to people who say that vouchers are first-come, first-served or that latecomers might miss out. Not true.”
Rahman said the redirecting of vouchers would be done on a case-by-case basis.
“We understand that when they apply they must use their MyKads, and sometimes, the addresses on their MyKads are not where they are working. Don’t worry, once the vouchers are issued, they cannot be cancelled.”
Rahman added that nominees could pick up the vouchers as long as authorisation letters are produced.
“All banks have set up special counters for people to process their vouchers. The entire system is linked. Once a voucher is cashed, it is entered into the system. It cannot be cashed twice.”