RM10 MLN SPENT ON FIRST DAY OF E-TUNAI RAKYAT INITIATIVE (SCREEN)

FARHANA PONIMAN

PETALING JAYA, Jan 16 -- Over RM10 million was spent on the first day of the e-tunai Rakyat initiative, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

"As at 10 pm last night, all three service providers of the e-tunai Rakyat initiative namely Boost, GrabPay and Touch 'n Go approved 320,000 out of the 380,000 applications.

"Implementing cashless transaction initiative is an important step towards transparency and accountability because this is one of the ways that we will we able to cut down on corruption," he told a press conference during a campaign for the initiative here today.