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Grab selected to participate in e-Tunai Rakyat programme

Grab announced today that GrabPay has been selected to participate in the government’s MYR450 million e-Tunai Rakyat initiative alongside two other e-wallet big wigs—Touch ‘n Go eWallet and Boost. The programme is set to kick off on 15 January 2020 and is expected to benefit 15 million eligible Malaysians.

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e-Tunai Rakyat: Touch ‘n Go eWallet selected to distribute MYR30 e-wallet credit

Touch ‘n Go eWallet announced today that it has been selected as one of the e-wallet partners of the government’s e-Tunai Rakyat programme. Announced under Budget 2020, the key objective of the initiative is to spur the growth of e-wallets and digital payments in the country.

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e-Tunai Rakyat: MYR30 e-wallet credit in January 2020

At the tabling of the Malaysian Budget 2020, the government announced an initiative to boost the adoption of digital payment in the country. Called e-Tunai Rakyat, eligible Malaysians will receive a one-off MYR30 e-wallet credit between 1 January and 29 February 2020. Details were sketchy then as to how the credit will be disseminated and there were even reports that the government may introduce its own e-wallet. On Thursday, Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng revealed more details on the matter.