The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) allocated RM20 million for a tuition assistance subsidy program for B40 Indian students in public universities as well as private universities. This program is aimed at supporting B40 undergraduate students who require help with their tuition fees by providing one-off financial assistance of RM2,000 to 10,000

Having said that, the funds will be deposited into qualifying students' Bank Simpanan Nasional accounts, and applications were open from May 8 to September 15 through the Mitra website at

In addition to this program, Mitra also announced an Early Education Subsidy for Tamil private kindergartens, with an allocation of RM10.89 million to benefit 4,500 recipients. Each child will receive a monthly RM200 subsidy for a year to cover fees and breakfast, paid directly to kindergarten operators.

Furthermore, Mitra has allocated RM8.64 million for a dialysis aid subsidy program to assist 900 chronic kidney disease patients, providing RM200 in subsidies per session per week for a year.
The involvement of anti-corruption agencies in Mitra's meetings ensures transparency, and they plan to monitor how recipients use the funds, which have now been expanded to support 10 different fields. Applicants for Mitra financial grants had an extended deadline from April 29 to May 28, with 1,227 applications received so far.

Source: Malay Mail , FMT