Malaysian businesses grant dozens of scholarships in HCMC outskirts

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The Malaysia Business Chamber (MBC) in Vietnam has granted scholarships of VND1 million each to 32 students from hard-up families in Ho Chi Minh City's Binh Tan District on Wednesday.

Speaking at the event at Binh Tan District's Children Cultural House in the An Lac Residential Area, MBC Chairman Theng Bee Han said, "In Malaysia, ... we make sure everyone gets a chance to study basic knowledge in school.

"Today, we are in Vietnam. We would like to do the same. We want to help young students have better studies. These young students are going to develop and build a better future for the country."

Speaking to the students, Han said, "You study hard; we, the Malaysia Business Chamber will continue to support you. Together, we build a better tomorrow in Vietnam."

Le Thi Thu, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Children Rights Protection Association the standing agency in charge of southern Vietnam, said, MBC's assistance - through the introduction by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations - has "helped our association to implement a program to protect children in danger of dropping out of school in Binh Tan District [because of poverty]."

Pham Van Muoi, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Binh Tan District, said he hoped the students would try to overcome their difficulties to do well at school as a way to thank the different agencies that have provided support.

He also encouraged parents to pay more attention to their children's studies to help them become good citizens and make significant contributions to the country in the future.

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