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Eradicate Poverty Through Education; Prioritise the Media for COVID-19 Immunisation Vaccination

Eradicate Poverty Through Education

Some RM380,000 out of RM3 million for the Ceria Sekolah programme by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) was allocated for the state of Perak.

Ceria Sekolah was previously known as the ‘Back to School’ programme, which commenced its meaningful cause back in 2013.

According to the Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad, the allocation is to be distributed to 3,800 school students from B40 and/or impoverished households, with each student receiving RM100.

“This is an initiative to cover a part of the costs for learning equipment for these students.

“Education is a crucial element in the eradication of poverty. Hopefully, the allocation will somehow lessen students’ burden in obtaining basic learning necessities,” he said in his speech during the programme at Weil Hotel today (March 24).

 

Prioritise the Media for COVID-19 Immunisation Vaccination

Also present was the Chairman of TNB, Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He urged the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia to make COVID-19 immunisation vaccines available for media practitioners around Perak and also the country.

“Members of the media are also frontliners. They are one of the groups to be at higher risk of contracting the virus because they frequently come in contact with the public.

“Thus, I request MOH and other parties involved in the rolling out of vaccination availability to prioritise media personnel first. They’re extremely important as a bridge between the administration and citizens,” he expressed.

 

Chris Teh

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Born and bred in Ipoh, Chris Teh is proficient in Chinese, English and Malay, with the Japanese language in the making. Joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise his writing and translation skills. In his spare time, he catches Pokemon in Pokemon GO, discovering up and coming places on the side.

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