I REFER to BR1M payments to the disabled. I suggest that the Inland Revenue Board work with the Welfare Department to ensure direct banking in of the BR1M payout to the disabled.
Most of the venues for BR1M payouts are difficult for the disabled to access.
As a volunteer at the BR1M payout sessions in Petaling Jaya, I had witnessed long queues and chaotic situations occurring, despite the organisers trying their best to control the crowd.
Most of the BR1M RM500 recipients are senior citizens and have difficulty walking.
Since the disabled already have their monthly aid channelled to them directly, I suggest that senior citizens receive their payout the same way too.
Chew Hoong Ling
Voice of Women Association
Published: The Sun 19 February 2013 – 05:06am http://www.thesundaily.my/news/616095