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Maszlee: Not true that meal rates for residential schools reduced

M Update 28/1/2019 – Claims that the meal rate for fully residential schools (SBP) have been reduced are not true, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. He said a statement on the matter would be issued by the ministry later Monday (Jan 28).

He was responding to a statement by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, on his Twitter account, alleging that the Pakatan Harapan government had reduced the rate to RM14.50 from RM18 per day.

“I hope Najib does his homework before issuing such statements,” Maszlee told reporters after launching the Ziarah Cakna programme at SMK Tunku Abdul Jalil near here today.

On the Ziarah Cakna programme, Maszlee hoped it would help restore the image of teachers as “heroes” among students, parents and the local community. The programme is aimed at expanding the caring school concept and strengthen relations between the school and parents.

Sources : Bernama

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