Free education at UniRazak for 2,500 children of veterans, says PM
BERA: Children of armed forces veterans will be given the opportunity to continue their studies at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) free of charge for one year, with the costs borne by the university, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (Photo).
The Prime Minister said the scheme would involve 2,500 children of veterans over a five-year period at a cost of RM12,500 per student for the one-year period, after which the students concerned can opt to stay at the university or to move. study elsewhere.
Ismail Sabri also said the government had agreed in principle to grant RM500 support to those caring for bedridden spouses, in a move that was first discussed when he was Defense Minister.
“The government has never forgotten the deeds of veterans for the country and we will certainly assist them in every possible aspect to ease their burden. We want to ensure that the welfare of veterans is protected as they have risked their life to defend the country.
“I am always open to meeting with all parties to discuss issues regarding veterans affairs, as this issue is close to my heart,” he said at the opening of the Veterans Association administrative office. Malaysian Armed Forces (PV ATM) fighters from Bera Branch in Taman Merbau Indah. here on Wednesday (July 13) evening.
Also present were the Director General of the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Department (JHEV ATM), Datuk Dzulkarnain Ahmad, and the Director of JHEV ATM Pahang, Mejar Khairul Ashinar Azid@Aziz.
The Prime Minister said the Department of Housing and Local Government has pledged to provide a special quota for veterans and defense personnel in its affordable housing projects.
Ismail Sabri said he had also applied for a special allowance for veterans under the 1,000 house construction project under the Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) program in Bera.
“One of my priorities after becoming defense minister was the housing issue,” he said.
He said armed forces personnel and veterans should be assured that their families would always have comfortable accommodations.
During the ceremony, the Prime Minister also approved an allocation of RM20,000 for the Bera Armed Forces Veterans Association, which has been operating since 2016.- Bernama