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THE Chinese and Indian communities in the country must believe that they are eligible for Government financial aid, otherwise they will not benefit from it, said a non-governmental organisation.

Perak Young Malaysians Movement (YMM) president Khoo Chang Yau Seong said misconceptions must be dispelled if both communities were to benefit from the financial assistance.

Various forms of financial assistance are available for eligible citizens, but many Chinese and Indians are sceptical about this.

Such mindset must change. They should know that everyone has an equal chance in getting funds or assistance, Khoo Chang said during the YMM Kampar district fundraising dinner in Kampar recently.

He added that YMM organised talks and activities to introduce youths of all races to the various government-sponsored programmes available in the country.

Among those that Khoo Chang highlighted during the dinner was the Yayasan Bina Upaya (YBU).

The state government initiative, he said, provided interest-free loans of between RM1,000 and RM20,000 to deserving applicants.

The loans are to be used as capital for those wishing to start up business ventures, he said, adding that there was no age limit for applicants.

Agreeing with Khoo Chang, Kampar MP Datuk Lee Chee Leong, who was present, said the Government understood that youths were the future leaders and a great asset to Malaysias development.