In his inaugural 2019 Budget speech at the state legislative assembly sitting today, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the bonus payment will be disbursed next month. Pix by Danial Saad

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has announced a half-month bonus or a minimum RM1,000 perk for all civil servants in the state.

In his inaugural 2019 Budget speech at the state legislative assembly sitting today, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the bonus payment will be disbursed next month.

“Some 3,915 civil servants will be paid the half-month bonus, or minimum RM1,000.

“A sum of RM5.23 million has been set aside for the said purpose,” he said, adding that he thanked all civil servants for their excellent services.

Chow also announced a RM300 payment to 1,590 supervisors and KAFA teachers; 270 Sekolah Rendah Agama Rakyat teachers; 182 Sekolah Menengah Agama Rakyat teachers; as well as 572 teachers and staff of private Chinese schools.

A RM200 payment (involving a total of RM832,000) will also be made to 240 tahfiz, pondok and TADIS teachers.

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