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Education Ministry considering raising RMT allocation
Jul 26, 2022
The Education Ministry is considering raising the allocation for school meals under the Supplementary Food Program.
Its Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin says it is in discussion with the Finance Ministry to present the proposal in Budget 2023.
He adds that the matter requires a detailed study as it has huge financial implications.
This follows calls to increase the program’s rate to RM4 for students in the peninsula, and RM5 in Sabah, Sarawak, and Labuan.
Anti-sexual harassment tribunal to be set within a year
The Anti-Sexual Harassment tribunal is expected to be set up within a year after the bill is passed in the Dewan Negara.
The Women, Family, and Community Development Minister says the bill will be tabled in the Senate next month.
She adds that the tribunal will be conducted behind closed doors to protect the privacy of complainants, to encourage more victims to come forward against sexual harassment.
She says based on a survey, over 87% of respondents would report on sexual harassment to the tribunal.
Ceiling price for bottled cooking oil to be gazetted soon
The maximum retail price for bottled cooking oil will be gazetted soon.
The special task force against inflation says the move is necessary after talks with industry players to lower its price proved to be ineffective, despite the drop in crude palm oil prices.
It also says that the export of cooking oil in polybags has been halted.
It’s to avoid confusion among enforcement officers because subsidised cooking oil is also sold in polybags.
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