National Recovery Council calls for targeted subsidy system
This is to ensure that only those truly in need benefit from such initiatives, it says.
Govt announces extra RM100 cash aid for B40 households
The RM100 for households and RM50 for singles under the Bantuan Keluarga Malaysia initiative is meant to help them tackle the cost of living and increase in price of goods, says PM.
PM announces TVET scholarship programme for B40 students
Each intake of the 'Dermasiswa B40 TVET' is expected to have financial implications of RM36.41 million.
When the urban poor renovate their homes on the sly
The illegal renovations are part of a larger pattern of indifference, driven by what appears to be a lack of options for the hard-core poor.
UiTM student had laptop but didn’t bring it, university report shows
An internal report says the student and lecturer involved have met and reached an accord over the matter.
UiTM to act against lecturer who berated B40 student
Its vice-chancellor also says the student in the video which quickly went viral has been given a laptop.
13% of teenage girls in KL can’t afford to buy sanitary pads, ministry studies show
The women, family and community development ministry says it has held awareness programmes on the issue.
Govt aiming to eliminate hardcore poverty by 2025
The focus will be on some 2.9 million households in the lower income bracket with monthly incomes of below RM4,850.
Putrajaya introduces affordable internet packages for students, low-income families
This is part of the government's push to provide better internet access at affordable prices.
More aid for the people after special Covid-19 assistance, says PM
Ismail Sabri Yaakob says the additional aid will be channelled from next month onwards.
Educationists warn of ‘lost generation’ as poorer students struggle online
Many from poor or rural families lack the facilities needed to properly follow home-based teaching and learning, while others may have lost the drive to continue studying.
Rural B40 families left in the dark as tech-savvy townies shop, pay their bills online and more
Even poor people have to go online in Covid times, experts say, so surely somebody should make computers cheaper and rural internet access more reliable.