JOHOR BARU: The RM150 eBelia credit from the government to youths and students at higher learning institutions are being utilised to purchase necessities and learning supplies online.
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) student Mohamad Al B M Shamsul Bahari said he used the monetary assistance to buy learning equipment online such as study lamps and tripods to facilitate his learning process at home.
“I just made my credit redemption through Touch & Go e-wallet, and I am also able to purchase some household necessities for my parents, ” said the 22-year-old student.
Sharing similar sentiments, Mohammad Syahmi Nawawi, 24, said the initiative was a great help for students like him to buy basic supplies at home for sustenance.
For Nor Amirah Jamaludin, the USIM student said the aid helped to alleviate her parents’ burden in covering her expenses.
“Previously, I relied on the money given by my parents to buy necessities, but now, I can lessen their burden. I am also planning to save some for future use, ” said.
The eBelia programme is one of the initiatives announced under Budget 2021, which aims to help relieve the financial burden as well as promote cashless spending among youths and full-time Malaysian students at registered local institutions.
The claim period for the eBelia credit is from June 1 to July 22. —Bernama