Posted at the Borneo Post Online on 15 January 2012
MELAKA: A financial management programme known as ‘POWER’ has been introduced for trainees undergoing the National Service (NS) Training Programme to provide them with basic knowledge on managing their expenses.
Defence Ministry secretary-General Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Ahmad said the programme was introduced for the first time this year.
“The programme can, indirectly, instill sense of responsibility and accountability for the financial support provided by their parents,” he told a media conference after visiting the NS training camp at Ayer Keroh here yesterday. – Bernama
He said POWER was a continuation of the personal financial management programme introduced by the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) to the NS trainees in 2007.
Also present at the function were National Service Training Department Director-General Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil and AKPK chief executive officer, Koid Swee Lian.
In a related development, Ismail said the NS trainees would be given five days leave, from Jan 21 to 25, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.
Their parents or guardians are allowed to fetch them on Jan 20, he added. — Bernama