PM: Free education at UniRazak for 2,500 children of veterans
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob delivers a speech at the opening of the Bera Branch Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Administration Office at Taman Merbau Indah, Bera on July 13, 2022. – Bernama pic
Thursday July 14, 2022 00:07 GMT
BERA, July 13 – Children of armed forces veterans will have 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, the Prime Minister has said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. .
He said the program 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 move to 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 help in every aspect we can to ease their burden. We want to ensure that the welfare of veterans is protected because they have risked their lives 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. Bera Branch Malaysian Armed Forces (PV ATM) fighters in Taman Merbau Indah. here tonight. — Bernama