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B40 group allocation in boarding school will help prevent abuse of system

Published on 2 Jan 2019 1:35:19 PM

Education minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the decision to allocate 60% of boarding school placements to students from the B40 income group will help prevent rich kids from abusing the system.

He noted that lately there are a lot of rich kids enrolled in the boarding schools and as a result, the underprivileged ones are left out.

The ministry is extending the reach to help children of low-income uniformed personnel, and the urban poor.