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November 11, 2017 00:30 AM

BIKUM To Open SSPN-i Account For Flood Victims

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- The UMNOWelfare Bureau (BiKUM) will open National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN-i) accounts free of charge for more than 3,000 Year One pupils who were affected by the floods in Penang.

BiKUMchairman Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarahsaid the bureau had given donations to about7,000 families in 11 districts in Penang who were affected by the disaster, especially in Kepala Batas, PermatangPauh andTasek Gelugor.

"We have also given all sorts of donations and free medical treatment through the BiKUM Medic Team. BiKUMalso gave out free SSPN-iaccounts to more than 3,000 Year One pupils, amounting toRM320,000," he said at an UMNOBantu Rakyat 2.0 programme here today.

Shamsulwho is also chairman of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) said borrowers who showevidence that they were affected by the floods will be given some payment exemptions.

"Even though we know that what we are giving is not much, it is a token of our sympathy for those who were hit by this disaster," he said.



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