In case you’re wondering, the e-Tunai Rakyat Program is a Budget 2020 initiative introduced by the government to encourage the use of cashless payments among Malaysians.
This program aims to encourage more Malaysians to opt for digital payments for a safer, cashless, and efficient transaction, whether you’re a customer or a small business owner.
Through this program, the government has allocated a budget of RM450 million to distribute a one-off RM30 digital incentive to 15 million eligible Malaysians which can be used at any participating merchants.
At the moment, 3 wallets are supported – Touch ‘n Go, Boost and Grab. To receive the RM30 credit, you must have an eWallet account with a supported provider and the account must be verified with your IC number.
Here are the complete steps for you to use Boost / GrabPay / TNG eWallet / to receive e-Tunai Rakyat RM30 electronic cash:
Step 1: Open Boost e-wallet and click on top up
Step 2: Select Upgrade to Premium Wallet and click Upgrade now
Step 1: Open the Grab mobile app and click Upgrade Your GrabPay Wallet
Step 3: Take a photo of your MyKad and selfie, follow the steps to complete the account upgrade / verification
** The account will be verified within 48 hours.
Step 1: Click “Verify Account Now” on your profile page
- Malaysian citizen with NRIC.
- 18 years and above in 2020.
- Annual income of less than RM100,000.
Khazanah Nasional Berhad has been appointed to facilitate and coordinate the initiative and they will be working closely with the National Registration Department and the Inland Revenue Board.