Govt to provide for students stranded on campus

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will provide food to students who are staying in university or college campuses following the imposition of the movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Defence Minister said that the government had received complaints from parents that many of these students could not afford to buy food, and as such, the government decided to provide them with food.

"Parents do not have to worry. Your children will be comfortable in the colleges and food will be given, fully borne by the government," he said in a press conference on Friday (March 20) on non-health related matters after a special meeting by ministers on MCO implementation.

Asked how many students were affected and what the cost to be borne by the government would be, Ismail said the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) would be calculating the numbers that were actually staying on campus currently.

The government would then calculate the cost that it had to bear.

He also thanked state governments for contributing to the students' needs.

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