Driving Grab, baking, eating less to afford school supplies


Sheridan Mahavera Nabihah Hamid Zaim Ibrahim Desmond Davidson

A boy holding up a shoe while shopping for school supplies in Kajang, Selangor, last week. Most parents buy a few items each month because they cannot afford to make a large purchase at one go. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, December 17, 2019.

AHMAD Fahmi thought he could save on school supplies for his children this year by reusing the uniforms of his year three daughter, a prefect.

However, the school decided to change the colour of its prefects’ uniforms, forcing parents like Fahmi to spend more money for the school session which starts in two weeks.


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