Malaysia

Rais: School aid shows government’s continuous care

January 18, 2013

Rais said parents can feel the government’s responsibility and care for their welfare. – File picRais said parents can feel the government’s responsibility and care for their welfare. – File pic

JELEBU, Jan 18 – Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim described the RM100 school aid provided to all school students this year, as the government’s continuous care in easing the people’s burden.  

The aid clearly showed the government’s concern and hence people ought to translate their appreciation into full support for the government, he said. 

“With such assistance programmes we find that parents can feel the government’s responsibility and care for their welfare, which is constantly spoken about,” he told reporters after distributing the school aid for the Jelebu parliamentary constituency at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato’ Undang Musa Al Haj, here today. 

Also present were Klawang and Chennah assemblymen Datuk Yunus Rahmat and Datuk Siow Chen Pin, respectively.  

Rais, who is Jelebu member of parliament, further remarked that the government’s assistance did not just stop there, as the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) of RM500 would be distributed next month. 

Meanwhile, the parents who received the money on behalf of their children, unanimously said the aid helped in easing their expenses for school supplies.  

Self-employed Hashim Rahmat, 43, said,” I’m very grateful to the government for this help as it has come in handy for my children.”

Food stall operator and mother of one, Mahani Abdul Rahman, 30, also expressed her gratitude to the government for the aid and said it was timely. 

A total of RM1.04 million was allocated to the Jelebu parliamentary constituency for the benefit of 10,000 school children there. – Bernama