Government offers students more help to weather inflation

The Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation intends to engage further with higher education students to help them deal with increased costs of living as this group of people is one of the most vulnerable to inflation, said its chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa, writes Zarrah Morden for Malay Mail.

During a press conference in parliament, Annuar said a new programme managed by Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed from the prime minister’s department (economy) will be launched in campuses to help the government connect with student associations and to hear their views.

“The committee thanks the Ministry of Higher Education for the many steps it has taken because more than 80% of canteens have carried out the scheme in which cooked food was provided for campuses at the price of MYR3.50 (US$0.79),” the communications and multimedia minister said.

He also announced the launch of an online system at the end of this month for students to appeal the rejection of applications to receive aid, by providing evidence that qualifications are met despite failure to pass initial assessments.
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