No extension for PADU registration

Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli stated that the government won’t extend the March 31 deadline for PADU registration, citing potential delays to subsidy restructuring and targeted aid.

“As of now, there are no plans to extend the registration period beyond March 31.

“Granting extensions would result in an additional cost of RM2 billion to the government every month in fuel subsidies,” Rafizi stated during the Padu town hall session at the MBSA Convention Centre, in response to queries about extending the deadline beyond March 31, reported News Straits Times.

Rafizi sounded the alarm about low registration rates for the PADU among Selangor residents, with 1,224 areas still not registered. Petaling Jaya leads the list of unregistered localities, followed by Hulu Langat, Sepang, Gombak, Klang, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor, and Sabak Bernam.

On March 18, he posted on X that PADU registration would end in 13 days and after 31 March, the government will use updated administrative data from the government department’s updated database for programs, including retargeting of subsidies.

“If you do not update your data before March 31, 2024, the existing data in the government database will determine your eligibility to participate in government programs and assistance. Regretting now is a lesson, regretting later is useless,” he wrote in X post.

PADU serves as a platform consolidating personal data of Malaysians aged 18 and above, including household details. Account holders can conveniently update their information as needed, ensuring accuracy and relevance over time.