He also urged people to spread the word so that those really in need could come forward and apply while those approved would usually be notified within several weeks.
“In the past, the poor and needy need to look for the government.
“But now, the government will look out for them instead, as we are very concerned about their welfare. This is in line with the government’s efforts of promoting 1Malaysia,” Koh added.
He reminded applicants to bring along two passport-sized photos, photocopied MyKad (front and back), disability card (if any) as well as a referral letter from government doctors (for medical cases).