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Negeri gov't mulling single father aid scheme

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The Negeri Sembilan government is prepared to consider setting up an aid scheme to assist single fathers via the Social Welfare Department, if there is a need.

State Women's Affairs, Family and Welfare Committee chairperson Nicole Tan Lee Koon said that so far, the committee has not received any applications on the matter.

“Actually, there is no assistance for single fathers.  However we will consider it if there is a need. So far we have not received any applications.

"If there are applications, we are prepared to assist. But what we have now under the National Population and Family Development Board is Papacare and this may be the starting point,” she told the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly sitting in Seremban today.

She was replying to a supplementary question by Yap Yew Weng (DAP-Mambau) who wanted to know the status of a possible single father scheme.

- Bernama

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