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Lumut Helicopter Crash Victim’s Child To Have Tuition Fees Exempted Until End Of Her Studies

This is also applicable to the children of the other crash victims.
On Tuesday morning (Apr 23), two aircraft were filmed on camera colliding into each other and crashing onto the ground, leading to the loss of 10 lives.

To help the family members of those who were killed in the crash, the Higher Education Ministry has announced that it will be exempting the tuition fees of the victims’ children until they graduate.

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Tuition fees to be exempted for Lumut helicopter crash victim’s daughter

Speaking to reporters while visiting the family of one of the victims, Warrant Officer II TMK Mohd Shahrizan Mohd Termizi, Higher Education minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the proposal had received the approval of prime minister Anwar Ibrahim.

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As such, Mohd Shahrizan’s 21-year-old daughter Nurul Shahfiqah will not have to pay for the tuition fees incurred throughout her studies at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) until the end of her studies.

“However, if there are other children (victims) currently studying, please inform us and we will implement the same policy,” he said as quoted by NST.

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Daughter of lumut helicopter crash victim mohd shahrizan mohd termizi
Photo via Harian Metro

On top of that, the ministry will also be funneling contributions in the form of National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN-i) accounts totaling RM1,000 to 21 identified children of the crash victims who are still in school.

Feedback will then be provided from the government regarding the next steps to be taken in relation to the fund for higher education.

Zambry said that this move was aimed at ensuring that the education of the crash victims’ children were not jeopardised or face learning problems due to the tragedy.

Prior to her tragic passing, one of the crash victims wrote a touching letter for her eldest daughter, which has recently gone viral:

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