Even though we are in the recovery phase of the pandemic COVID-19, but still there are chances for the daily cases in Malaysia to rise. During the beginning of this pandemic in Malaysia, the Malaysia government, have announced a recovery plan to bring back Malaysia economic to a good form. That is when the our honorable Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin rolls out PENJANA for the Malaysians.
What is ePenjana?
First of all, what is PENJANA? PENJANA stands for Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara. This is the recovery plan which was initiated by the government so that the Malaysia economy does not go into a halt state. According to the Prime Minister, each day during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, Malaysia economy is losing at least RM8 billion per day. If this being continued then there are slight chances for Malaysia to go into bankruptcy. That’s the reason the government had to come out with this recovery plan.
Inside the PENJANA booklet, you can find all the plans government are planning to bring back the economy to a good state. One of the interesting plans for most of us is ePenjana. The ePenjana is one of the recovery plans of the PENJANA. The main objective of the ePenjana is to encourage e-Wallet users to perform both online and offline transactions using their e-Wallet apps. At the same time, through this, people can also easily maintain their social distancing too.
As part of the e-Penjana plan, the government will be offering RM50 e-Wallet credit for 15-million people. That’s a total of RM750 million which the government is offering for the nations. All you need to do is head to either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download the e-Wallet apps which we will be sharing with you below.
Which e-Wallet app is supported?
We are sure by now, you probably might have gotten excited to redeem the RM50 e-Wallet credit. Well, it’s pretty much simple to redeem it. First of all, you must download either one of these three apps which is Boost, Grab or Touch ‘n Go. We know that you guys know how to get it right. So let’s move on to the next step.
Wait, there is something to know before you redeem the RM50 e-Wallet credit. First of all you must be 18 years old and above. Next, your total annual income should be less than RM100,000. If you are qualified for these two requirements, then yeah, you can proceed to redeem the RM50 e-Wallet credit.
How to redeem RM50 eWallet credit?
Assuming you guys might have already download the e-Wallet app. So, next is you need to download the MySejahtera app. To those of you who don’t know about the MySejahtera app, it is a Malaysian Government developed app during the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia. This is a contact tracing app which allows users to perform health self-assessment on themselves and their families. Mostly when you enter to a shop they will require to scan the QR code using the MySejahtera app. You can download this app from both Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
After registering the MySejahtera app, now you can proceed to claim your RM50 e-Wallet credit. At first, in the PENJANA booklet, it’s written that the RM50 e-Wallet credit can only be used for physical purchases only. But now we can confirm that you can use this e-Wallet credit for both online and offline purchases. Next, you need to register yourself on the e-Wallet app. For this tutorial, we will be using the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app. Other e-Wallet apps also should be somewhat similar.
First of all, in the main screen, you should be able to view the ePenjana Claim Now button as shown below. If you don’t see this button then close the app completely and reopen it again. Then tap on the Claim Now button. Next, you should see the ePENJANA page which ask you to accept to the Terms and Conditions. Tap on the Claim Now button again.
If this is your first time, using the TNG eWallet app, then you need to verify your ID using your MyKad. This verification process usually takes up to three days but the fastest should be within a few minutes. Once that is done, then you just need to wait for the RM50 e-Wallet credit to be credited into your account.
Overall, you can start to redeem the RM50 e-Wallet credit starting from today, 31st July 2020 up to 24th September 2020. You need to utilise this e-Wallet credit by 30th September 2020. If you didn’t use this amount then the RM50 credit will be forfeited. So, stop waiting and use it wisely guys. For those of you who have trouble registering for the MySejahtera app using your mobile number, you can do the registration using your email address.
Not to forget, Touch ‘n Go is also offering tons of cool rewards when you claim the RM50 e-Wallet credit from the Touch ‘n Go e-Wallet app. As shown in the image above, there are a couple of interesting rewards. For example, you will get RM3 cashback if you use your e-Wallet credit using the TNG eWallet app. For those Starbucks lovers, you can even get RM5 cashback when you use the TNG eWallet app. There are more rewards, where you can view it on the My Rewards section of the TNG eWallet app.
Not only Touch ‘n Go eWallet app, even Boost and Grab app are also offering interesting rewards when you claim the RM50 e-Wallet credit from their app.
In conclusion, we hope now you guys should already know about the PENJANA program and how to redeem the free RM50 e-Wallet credit. If you do face any kind of issues, do let us know in the comment section below. We are glad to provide our help to you.