Govt to enhance support systems for senior citizens, says PM

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The government will enhance support systems for senior citizens to ensure that the needs of this group are well taken care of, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the government had also planned to expand the service of the Senior Citizen Centre to all parliamentary constituencies in line with the concept of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family).

"As of today, 140 Senior Citizen Centres have been set up nationwide,” he said in a post on Facebook in conjunction with the National Senior Citizen’s Day celebrated with the theme Digital Equity for All Ages.

While wishing Happy Senior Citizen’s Day to all senior citizens nationwide on Friday (Oct 1), the Prime Minister said Malaysia would strive to create more senior citizen-friendly towns in the future.

He added the National Senior Citizen Registration System will be improved and the services expanded.

Ismail Sabri said Malaysia is expected to become an ageing nation by 2030 with 15% of the population will be aged 60 and above. - Bernama

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