Malaysia to offer 140 scholarships worth RM11.48 million to Palestinian students

PUTRAJAYA― Malaysia will offer 140 scholarships to Palestinian students to pursue their bachelor, masters, and PhD studies in 12 Malaysian private and government universities.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made the announcement yesterday after meeting a delegation of eight Hamas leaders led by former Hamas chairman Khalid Meshaal at his office in Putrajaya.

The scholarships worth RM11.48 million and they will be offered through the Palestinian Cultural Organisation Malaysia (PCOM).

“The government has decided to offer scholarships for Palestinian students to pursue bachelor, masters, and PhD courses in 12 established Malaysian universities,” Dr Mahathir said at the Iftar event with the Palestinian community at Puspanitapuri here.

The Prime Minister also condemned Israel aggression and cruelty towards the Palestinians and vowed to stand by the Palestinians.

“We have and will always stand by you. We will not keep quiet for as long as we see the atrocities and injustices committed by the Israeli regime,” he added. 

According to Bernama, among the 12 universities are Albukhary International University, Mahsa University, Kolej Universiti Islam Perlis, Multimedia University, UCSI University, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Sunway University, Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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