Budget 2023: All School Students To Receive Aid

About five million students are eligible to receive Early Schooling Aid (BAP) of RM150 a year involving an allocation of RM825 million.

Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said that the aid will also be enjoyed by all students regardless of their parents’ income.

“The government also agreed to increase the rate of prepared food in the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) from RM2.50 to RM3.50 for Peninsular Malaysia.

“For Sabah and Sarawak, the RMT allocation has increased from RM3 to RM4,” he said.

This will benefit approximately 800,000 students from a total of RM77 million starting this month.

Meanwhile, as per the commitment of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, as many as two million youths aged from 18 to 20 years old and full-time students aged 21 years old and above will receive the benefits of e-wallet and e-Pemula credit programmes.

The credit amount will be increased to RM200 starting next year.

“This year’s e-Pemula initiative had offered e-wallet credit amounting to RM150 to the youth.

“This programme will benefit full-time students from an allocation of RM400 million,” he explained.

by Rosli Mansor

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