SERDANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) has announced an increased RM2,000 monthly allowance for 1Malaysia Training Scheme (SL1M) trainees, up RM500 from RM1,500 previously.
Besides motivating trainees, he said the allowance was increased because the Government understood their needs, with most of them coming from different backgrounds.
Najib said SL1M chief secretariat Norashikin Ismail had whispered to him to announce something as a gift for SL1M trainees.
"... after looking at the life and background of SL1M trainees, I announce the monthly allowance for trainees be increased to RM2,000 from RM1,500 previously," he said in his speech when opening the Central Zone level of open interviews for SL1M at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (Maeps) here on Saturday.
The two-day programme is offering more than 15,000 employment opportunities for graduates and job-seekers. – Bernama