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Budget 2021: Retrenched driver's family gets $2,100 in monthly financial aid

Mr Muhammad Ridzuan Raman – seen here with his 16-year-old son Akid Shariyan Muhammad Ridzuan – was retrenched during the circuit breaker last year. He is his family’s sole breadwinner.
Mr Muhammad Ridzuan Raman – seen here with his 16-year-old son Akid Shariyan Muhammad Ridzuan – was retrenched during the circuit breaker last year. He is his family’s sole breadwinner.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

For Mr Muhammad Ridzuan Raman's family, a government financial aid scheme is a lifeline in the midst of all the gloom and doom brought about by the pandemic.

Mr Ridzuan, 45, was retrenched from his delivery driver job with a courier firm during the circuit breaker last year.

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