KUALA LUMPUR: More people are benefiting from the 1Azam “End the Poverty” programme introduced by the government in 2010 to improve the standard of living of city dwellers, especially the low-income earners.

Through the Azam Niaga (Business) aid, participants were trained and guided through a socio-economic and innovative approach to pick the trades they were interested [...]

IN 2012, the government had set aside a  whopping RM33.2 billion for subsidies to ease the burden of the people, and this included RM17 million for petro-leum, education aid (RM6.6 billion), welfare (RM3.2 billion) and electricity (RM1.8 billion).

However, the subsidies, which were intended to help the people in the low-income bracket, is being enjoyed by [...]

The government is serious about helping the needy that it has allocated RM1.4 billion this year for the Program Kebajikan Rakyat 1Malaysia (KAR1SMA) to improve their lot.

Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Datuk Heng Seai Kie said the programme which would benefit more than 500,000 of the urban and rural poor and needy was [...]

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged the public and private sector to provide job opportunities for disabled persons so that they can lead proud and dignified lives.

He said this group of people should be given opportunities to improve themselves so they do not make up for their deficiency by seeking sympathy, but instead [...]

Puteri UMNO chief Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin says the people are now enjoying various forms of aid given by the government as a result of the transformation process and improvements made by the government for the good and prosperity of the people.

“Aid such as BR1M, KR1M, KAR1SMA, Menu 1Malaysia, PR1MA and the Amanah Rakyat [...]

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has allocated RM1mil for 200 AZAM Niaga and AZAM Khidmat participants in Raub, Pahang.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said the allocations were given under the 1Malaysia People’s Welfare Programme (KAR1SMA) to provide start-up kits for participants from low-income households.

This would enable them to venture into [...]

Q: What is KAR1SMA?

A: KAR1SMA stands for Kebajikan Rakyat 1Malaysia.

Q: Who can benefit from KAR1SMA?

A: Children, senior citizens, the disabled (OKU), police and army widows, and the community.

Q: What is the main focus of the programme?

A: The programme’s focus is to build the people through a holistic social assistance programme.

Q: What are the criteria to [...]