YPM helps children of late Lt Col Mohd Zahir

KUANTAN – The Mara Education Foundation (YPM) has handed over school aid to the two children of the late Lt Col Mohd Zahir Armaya to help them get a good education.

Kuantan District People’s Trust Council (MARA) officer Amalluramzan Ab Manan said the one-off school scheme assistance of RM300 each were given to Mohamad Ebel Zulkarnaian, 10, and Mohamad Remy Iskandar, 9, which were also expected to ease the burden of the mother of the two children.

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“Apart from financial assistance, Mara Prihatin 2020 assistance in the form of household items and the YPM Adoption Scheme (SAA) are also provided.

“Regarding this SAA, we will try to make an application for the deceased’s second child because he has not received any form of scholarship, and if approved, his educational needs will be taken care of until he completes Form 5,” he told reporters after visiting the family, here, yesterday.

Meanwhile, the mother of two children Jamilah Ismail, 38, expressed her gratitude and thanks to YPM for coming forward to contribute to her two sons.

“I am very moved because there are still people who care about the children of my late husband and god willing I will use the assistance received as best as possible to ensure the lives of the children,” she said.

Mohd Zahir, 36, a commando from the 11 Regiment Gerak Khas, died on Sept 4, 2019 after being shot during a demonstration in conjunction with the launch of the Fifth Division and the 13th Malaysian Infantry Brigade at Lok Kawi Camp, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

— BERNAMA