MELAKA: The state government Friday has denied the existence of a Ramadan financial aid known as Bantuan Ramadan Kerajaan Melaka (BRAM) for those born in the state.
Posts about the aid, which have since gone viral on social media, state that the state government would be giving RM750 each to those born in Melaka.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron (pic), who is performing the umrah in Mecca, has denied making such an announcement.
“This lie might be regarded as a joke but it has tarnished my image and that of the Melaka state government.
“I hope those who spread this rumour will stop immediately and those who have received the message should ignore it,” he said in a statement.
He said the state secretary would be lodging a police report over the matter.