Mah: Govt to spend RM547mil on RMT, milk programmes for pupils in need


SUNGAI PETANI: The government will continue providing free milk to underprivileged pupils in view of its benefits and increasing consumption trend.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) and School Milk Programme (PSS), introduced in 1983, had received positive response and had made an impact.

ALSO READ: Budget 2023: Education Ministry seeking more funds for RMT

"After a few years of implementation, students grew accustomed to drinking fresh milk.

"The increase in (consumption of) fresh milk is a good indicator (of PSS' success).

"With about 800,000 pupils currently receiving both RMT and PSS, the government will be spending RM547mil on them," he said after opening World School Milk Day at a hotel here on Tuesday (Sept 27).

Dr Mah added that an open tender system was used to appoint suppliers.

The event drew about 300 attendees, mainly from schools in Kedah.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Rosmah's RM7mil money laundering and tax evasion case to go on trial next May
Malaysian on Bali police's most-wanted list for fraud, embezzlement
Sabah successfully reclaims RM79.41mil in oil and gas sales tax arrears, say Masidi
CCM welcomes Malay Rulers' decree to stop raising racial, religious issues
Jawi plans to build new Al-Quran disposal centre in Bukit Jalil
Pakatan did not set conditions on forming state government, says Pahang MB
Downpour, clogged drains cause Kajang Silk Highway flash flood
Covid-19 Watch: 1,737 new cases, says Health Ministry
Johor govt to help storm victims using disaster fund
Do you know ... about Kebaya?

Others Also Read