Chief sec­re­tary to the govt also praises those help­ing autistic kids

New Straits Times - - News -

CHIEF Sec­re­tary to the Gov­ern­ment Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa yes­ter­day pre­sented RM101,400 in dona­tions from the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Wives of Civil Ser­vants and Women Civil Ser­vants (Puspanita) to sev­eral cen­tres for the dis­abled and Labuan Hos­pi­tal.

He handed over a cheque for RM51,400 to the Labuan Autism As­so­ci­a­tion for ad­min­is­tra­tive ex­pen­di­ture and learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties, RM45,000 to Labuan Hos­pi­tal, RM3,000 to Pusat Dalam Ko­mu­niti and RM2,000 to Pusat Dalam Ko­mu­niti Mu­tiara.

Ali, who is also Puspanita ad­viser, pre­sented RM600 each to three gov­ern­ment re­tirees dur­ing the “Puspanita Wel­fare Visit” pro­gramme here.

He also an­nounced the ap­proval of funds to­talling RM100,000 for the pur­chase of a van for Labuan Autism As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ali said the gov­ern­ment was con­sid­er­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion from the Labuan In­ter­na­tional Cam­pus of Univer­siti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) for gov­ern­ment schol­ar­ships to be of­fered to teach­ers to pur­sue stud­ies on the teach­ing of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

“We will look at the num­ber that can be con­sid­ered as UMS is ap­ply­ing for 30 schol­ar­ships.

“We will have to re­fer to the Pub­lic Ser­vice De­part­ment.”

Ali com­mended Labuan Autism As­so­ci­a­tion’s com­mit­ment to en­sur­ing that autistic chil­dren re­ceived a proper ed­u­ca­tion.

“The gov­ern­ment will as­sist the ef­forts of any cen­tre for the dis­abled,” he said. Ber­nama


Chief Sec­re­tary to the Gov­ern­ment Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa pre­sent­ing a cheque for RM51,400 to a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Labuan Autism As­so­ci­a­tion dur­ing the ‘Puspanita Wel­fare Visit’ pro­gramme in Labuan yes­ter­day.

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