Malaysia disburses some RM1.3 million in compensation to delivery riders
The Malaysian government has so far paid out RM1.3 million (US$310,745) in compensation benefits involving 764 accident cases involving food delivery workers.
The payments from the Social Security Organisation (Socso) cover temporary and permanent disability benefits, medical expenses, and funeral and dependent benefits, said Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Awang Hashim, according to Malay Mail.
“The ministry is urging individuals who are self-employed as food delivery workers to contribute to Socso so that their welfare and that of their families are guaranteed through the provision of these benefits,” he told reporters.
The timeline for delivery workers who contribute to Sosco to receive the related claims would take less than two and three months, should all the requirement documents be in order, said the minister.
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The ministry has also targeted that at least 30% of the 2.38 million people who are self-employed nationwide would make contributions to Sosco this year. So far, 15% or 358,214 individuals are already Socso contributors, he added.