Monday January 7, 2013
Ministries to meet on book voucher distribution
IPOH: The Finance Ministry and staff of the Higher Education Ministry will meet tomorrow to discuss the distribution of IMalaysia book vouchers (BB1M) and to ensure the exercise is well coordinated.
“We must make sure the initiative under Budget 2013 is carried out efficiently,” said Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.
“Most of the higher education institutions are having their semester break but some have requested for the vouchers to be given out earlier.
“So, we will gather the relevant information first before making a decision,” he said after presenting a cheque for RM300,000 to SJK (C) Yuh Hua, near here, yesterday.
Board of directors chairman Loh Yuen Keong received the money on behalf of the school for the construction of a new basketball court at the school.
Ahmad Husni said the ministry would try to help national-type Chinese schools get more allocations, adding that he would bring the matter to the attention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Ahmad Husni said currently, Chinese schools were partially aided by the Government.
“If they require additional funding for better facilities, they have to carry out their own fund-raising events,” he said.