KUALA LUMPUR: The Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), in collaboration with the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), has come up with an online pre-marriage module known as “I Do You Do Duit Together” to help potential brides and bridegrooms manage their finances after marriage.
Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said most newly-wed couples faced financial problems due to poor management of their finances.
She said many found themselves in dire financial situations after marriage, leading them to live in poverty.
“Through the ‘I Do You Do Duit Together’ pre-marriage programme and module, we hope to provide advice and guidance on financial management to couples.
“It is an interactive online module where the couples only need to answer the questions provided at any time of their choice. The answers provided can be used as guidance for them to manage their finances after they are married,” she told reporters after launching the module here yesterday.
She said the module could be accessed at AKPK’s website.
“So, potential brides and bridegrooms, they do not have to go anywhere to get financial advice. It’s all done online,” she added.
Yeoh said the online pre-marriage module was also aimed at educating potential brides and bridegrooms to understand their financial position and to not waste their money on wedding preparations so as to avoid being burdened with marriage debts.
Meanwhile, AKPK chief executive officer Azzaddin Ngah Tasir said a series of competitions would be held for 10 months beginning today for those who joined the module.
Participants are only required to submit attractive slogans for the module. To participate in the contest, they had to provide the certificate number of their module which they would be given after they had answered all the questions, he added.