KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 64,773 active contributors, including delivery partners of Grab Malaysia and Food Panda, have registered and contributed to the Self-Employed Social Security Scheme (SESSS) under the aegis of the Organization of social security (SOCSO) on July 9, 2021.
In the 62nd report of the National Agency Implementation and Coordination Unit (Laksana) released today, Minister of Finance Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said that almost all of Grab’s delivery partners Malaysia and Food Panda have been registered for the program.
“I would like to urge all service provider platforms to follow the lead set by Grab Malaysia and Food Panda to ensure the welfare of their delivery partners, and support the government’s efforts in ensuring that their delivery partners are recorded and protected, ”he said.
The program was an extension of PenjanaGig – a government aid initiative aimed at providing social security and welfare for the self-employed.
“The program involving SOCSO and delivery service platforms is another strategic and proactive approach to achieving the government’s goal of extending the social safety net to include self-employed workers, including delivery partners.
“This cooperation reflects the spirit of the ‘whole nation’ approach as part of the national recovery plan,” he said.
To ensure that these groups are protected and to encourage them to register, Tengku Zafrul said the government is providing assistance under plan two of the SPS Lindung protection program by funding the annual amount of SESSS contribution from RM 232.80 per person for one year coverage. .
“Grab Malaysia and Food Panda are the first among 133 service providers to enroll their delivery partners under SOCSO’s occupational disaster program,” he added.
On another note, Tengku Zafrul said that Fitch Ratings’ assertion of Malaysia’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating (IDR) to “BBB +” is a testament to the country’s economic resilience in the context of current challenges.
It also reflects the country’s strong medium-term growth prospects and fundamentals as well as a stable current account surplus, supported by diversified markets and export products, he added. – Bernama