Hardcore Poverty Financial Assistance Programme

Initiated to ensure that Penang is free from hardcore poverty at all time


  • The Poverty Line Income (PLI) set by Penang State Government is at RM500 per family and RM100 per capita.
  • Financial assistance provided ensures that eligible hardcore poverty families regardless of their backgrounds earn a household income of at least RM500. E.g.: Family A with a household income of RM300 per month will be given financial assistance of RM200 by the State Government to ensure that the household income for Family A is at a minimum of RM500.
  • All State Departments and Agencies are involved in this program implementation
  • Validation and monitoring are done by committees coordinated by the State Economic Planning Unit and the District and Land Offices.


  • Number of families who receive monthly financial assistance: 755 families

Level 3, 19, 21 and 22, 10000 KOMTAR,
Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604-6505211
Faks: +604-2619588
eMail: webptg[at]penang[dot]gov[dot]my

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Last Updated On:

15 April 2024 | 11:50 AM



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