Allowances not on par with higher education institutions

I would like to raise my concerns regarding the BPTV Scholarship issue that a few others and I had brought up published in past Opinion pages of the Borneo Bulletin.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing this letter, we have not received an appropriate response from the authorities with regards to the allowance issue.

BND45 is ridiculously low and insufficient in the current climate.

We also found that the allowance was not on par with other higher education institutions, as brought up by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

To make matters worse, it has been six months since we began the scholarship and we have yet to receive any allowance at all.

I hope the authorities can look into this.

BPTV Scholar