Two new schemes to help the people

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 01 Mar 2018

Khaled (middle) with recipients of Jauhar Kids Education Fund at the Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor Baru. — ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG/The Star

JOHOR BARU: The state government has launched two schemes to help ensure the people’s well-being.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Moha-med Khaled Nordin said the government has allocated RM500,000 for the Jauhar Kids Education Fund and Universal Humanitarian Aid scheme respectively.

He pointed out that for the education fund, the state government through Yayasan Pelajaran Johor (YPJ), was working closely with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN).

The state wants to encourage the habit of saving, especially among parents for their children’s education needs as we do not want to see the future generation being burdened with study loans once they complete their tertiary education, he said.

Mohamed Khaled said this during the launch of the two initiatives at Sultan Ismail Hospital here.

He also added that under the education fund, babies born in the state from January, 2018, would each receive RM50 through an account under Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional 1Malaysia. Mohamed Khaled also said the Johor Islamic Religious Council had introduced the Universal Humanitarian Aid scheme which aims to help underprivileged non-Muslims.

This aid is a one-time payment and its main purpose is to ease the financial burden of non-Muslims seeking treatment at government hospitals in Johor.

The allocation is to buy medical supplies as well as food and other basic necessities, including to pay for public transport each time they went to a hospital, he added.

Mohamed Khaled stressed that the initiatives tken and efforts made shows how serious the government was to ensure the welfare of the people.

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