Malaysian government supports civil servants, pensioners hinh anh 1Pensioners in Malaysia (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Millions of Malaysian civil servants and pensioners on January 8 received special payment from the government, as previously announced in October 2017.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stated that the special payment will be 1,000 MYR (about 270 USD) for civil servants and 500 MYR (135 USD) for government pensioners.

According to Malaysia’s 2018 Budget, 1.6 million civil servants of the country will also receive additional 500 MYR in the Hari Raya festival (June 15) while government pensioners will receive 250 MYR (67 USD).-VNA