Two new steps to help Malay-Muslim community shrink income gap, increase social mobility
Two new measures were announced by the Government yesterday to help the Malay-Muslim community shrink the income gap and increase its social mobility.
One will give tuition subsidies to Malay students at another four tertiary institutions: Lasalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa), Yale-NUS College and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University.
The other will hand the Malay/ Muslim Community Development Fund a higher grant of up to $2.6 million a year to help more low-income families in their community. Currently, it is $1 million.
These measures, announced by Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim last night, form the Government's first response to a landmark report on the community's concerns and aspirations, submitted last month.