Sabahan Students Receive RM600 Air Ticket Subsidy

The state government of Sabah has announced a significant subsidy aimed at easing the financial burden on Sabahan students studying at higher learning institutions in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, and Labuan. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor revealed that a total allocation of RM10 million has been dedicated to providing air ticket subsidies, amounting to RM600 per student.

According to The Star, Hajiji made the announcement while visiting Penang, where he met with Sabahan students during a breaking-of-fast event. He emphasised that the subsidy, drawn from the Chief Minister’s special allocation, is a one-time assistance measure designed to directly benefit the students.

The subsidy is intended to alleviate the cost of air travel for Sabahan students, enabling them to return home at any time. While the specific details and payment mechanisms are yet to be finalised, Hajiji assured that efforts are underway to ensure smooth implementation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

This initiative underscores the state government’s commitment to supporting Sabahan students pursuing higher education outside of the state, recognising the financial challenges they may face. By providing this subsidy, the government aims to facilitate easier access for students to travel back to Sabah whenever necessary, thereby promoting their well-being and connectivity with their home state.

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