The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which started on 10th June is supposed to end on 31st August. However, the rise in Covid-19 cases every day has caused the government to take action to curb the virus from spreading. Here’s a few RMCO policies and initiatives that are coming into effect in August:
1. Moratorium extended for another three months
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced individuals who lost their jobs in 2020 and still haven’t gotten a new job can enjoy the moratorium for another three months – until December 31. After three months, the moratorium period can be extended by the banks depending on the individual’s situation.
He also added that individuals who suffered salary cuts due to the pandemic will have their monthly installment payments reduced according to the rate in which their salaries were deducted.
2. 70% discount on all JPJ summons in conjunction with merdeka month
Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) are offering 70% discount for payment of summons issued by the starting 1st to 31st August 2020. Malaysia’s Transport Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong said this offer given was for summonses issued for offences under the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333), Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board Act (Act 334), Land Public Transport Act (Act 715) and Rules and Orders thereunder, including cases still in blacklist action.
Payment can be made via all the transportation agencies including JPJ, Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) and other channels of payment such as mySIKAP website, JPJ Kiosk and JPJ Mobile application.
3. Citizens who haven’t received their BSH money can start appealing
According to a statement from the Finance Ministry, the appeal application period will be open from August 7 to Sept 6,2020. “With this appeal process, some of those who have had their applications rejected, will still be given space to appeal along with the submission of relevant documents for consideration by LHDN.”
Appeal can be made online at BSH portal https://bsh.hasil.gov.my or applicants can visit any LHDN branches/Revenue Service Centre (PKH)/Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) for the purpose.
4. Eligible Malaysians who applied for ePenjana will receive RM50 e-wallet credit
Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz has revealed that eligible Malaysians will receive the RM 50 ePenjana e-wallet credit by the end of July. Eligible receivers must download the MySejahtera app to qualify for the RM 50 e-wallet credit. The free e-wallet will be banked in your e-wallet either Boost, GrabPay or Touch ‘n Go Wallet.
5. Pos Malaysia is suspending all international mail and parcel deliveries
Pos Malaysia’s international mail and parcel, as well as Express Mail Service (EMS) to all international destinations except Singapore will be suspended beginning August 3 until further notice. The temporary service suspension is due to service impacts related to Covid-19 which involved varying levels of restrictions across destination countries on flights, airport closures and cross-border services.
For any enquiries, you can chat with Pos Malaysia via AskPos at www.pos.com.my.