PETALING JAYA: Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) student representative councils across the nation will be allocated RM10,000 each by the government, says deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Zahid, who is also rural and regional development minister, said the RM10,000 was an “initial” allocation.
“Don’t use these funds to organise events to meet (political) leaders, but (use them) to start interacting with the respective bodies on campus. Initiate activities that are beneficial.
“Help out your friends who are looking for (food sold under) Menu Rahmah,” he added, referring to the programme offering meals at RM5.
“You don’t have to invite (me) to come. I will add more funds,” he said at an event at the Puncak Alam UiTM campus here.
UiTM has 35 campuses across the country, except in the federal territories.
Zahid later told reporters that he planned to announce another RM10,000 in funds for the student councils, as long as they spent the initial funds according to the set guidelines.
He said the funds should be used to tackle issues faced by students, particularly those from lower-income families.
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