BALIK PULAU: A total of 322 students of Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Mara (KKTM) Balik Pulau here today received 1Malaysia Book Voucher (BB1M) from Pulau Betong asssemblym, Mohamad Farid Saad.

The third year Mechatronic student, Mohamad Hazri Khairon, 22, said that he was glad to receive the voucher, as he could utilise it to purchase the textbooks.

“I am glad for the voucher and will definitely be using the voucher to purchase textbook for my course which is usually very expensive,” said Hazri.

Another student, Anis Syazwanie Ahmad Wawi, 19, who is in her first year of diploma in product design said that the voucher goes a long way in reducing the burden on her parents and helping them cope with the expenses of her education.

Pulau Betong asssemblym, Mohamad Farid Saad when met by reported at the event in Dewan Al-Jazari, KKTM, Balik Pulau said that he was hopeful that the students would use the vouchers appropriately for the purchase of books and stationery.

He also said that Umno is confident that they would have the support of the Chinese and Indian community of Balik Pulau for the coming 13th General Election.

“We have been getting visits from a rising number of supporters and the events we organised has been well attended, showing the growing support of the people,” he said.