Social synergy programme will provide quality social security aid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The Social Synergy Programme launched by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will set a new horizon in the quality of services offered by agencies which provide social security benefits to workers throughout the country, said Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the programme with the theme Sinergi Perkasa, Rakyat Sejahtera was the best formula to tackle the economic problems faced by Malaysians, especially those in the B40 category. “Among the main objectives of this programme is to increase cost of living stipend and reduce poverty in the country.

“Through the social safety network system provided by the various ministries and agencies in the country, the government will ensure that no one, especially those in the B40 category, who really needs aid is excluded from the list for assistance,” she said at the launch of the Social Synergy Programme and the MySynergy System yesterday.

Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran and Socso’s Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed were also present.

The Social Synergy programme is an initiative to create a local social safety eco-system which involves 17 strategic partners comprising government and non-governmental agencies.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in a group photo during the launch of the MySynergy System at the inauguration of the Social Synergy Programme at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre. PHOTO: BERNAMA

All these agencies will work together on this platform which provides a holistic social security network and end-to-end solution for Malaysians.

It is also aimed at increasing income and reducing poverty levels and awareness of systematic financial management.

Among the agencies are the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM), the Melaka Islamic Religious Council and the Skuad Pengurusan Jenazah Malaysia.

Dr Wan Azizah said the programme will not interfere with the acts, regulations and policies of the participating agencies.

“I urge other government and non-governmental agencies to join this programme which will benefit people of all levels of society. It is in line with the Shared Prosperity Vision 20130 to provide a reasonable standard of living to all,” she said.