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1Malaysia Discount Cards1MDC Kad Diskaun Siswa 1Malaysia (KADS1M)  

Discount card for students   
Last updated: December 22, 2017 
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What is this programme about?  

The KADS1M is a government initiative in collaboration with Bank Rakyat.  This is a dual function card issued to students.  It is a bank account linked debit/ATM card and discount card. The purpose of the debit card is for the government to directly transfer the annual monetary aid disbursement to students of private and public education institutions of higher learning to help them reduce the cost of learning materials such as textbooks.  KADS1M launched in 2012, originally was a discount card for students and the monetary aid under the Ministry of Education programme 1Malaysia Book Voucher was directly disbursed to students.  In early 2017, both the monetary aid and discount programmes for tertiary students were merged and all the benefits due were incorporated into the new Bank Rakyat debit card.

The KADS1M card gives student discount privileges for products and services of 3,000 KADS1M Rakan Dagangan participating companies.

The 1Malaysia Discount Card (1MDC)

The 1Malaysia Discount Card (1MDC) is a smart-partnership programme initiated by the government to involve the private sector in providing cheaper goods and services to targeted low income and vulnerable groups of Malaysians. The 1MDC programme is not a new card system but a programme to consolidate several existing cards issued to specific target groups with add-on privileges.
The main feature of the 1MDC programme is the network of participating merchants that offer discounts to cardholders for some goods and services at their outlets.
It was reported that as of June 2015, there were a total 3.5 million cardholders throughout Malaysia under the 1MDC and a total of 2,316 participating businesses. 

Currently, there are six types of cards under the 1MDC programme for specific target groups and they are:-

  1. KADS1M for students

  2. 1Malaysia Privilege Card (1MPC) for Police Force and Angkatan Tentera personnel by MOF

  3. Ex-Serviceman's Card (KBT) for veterans Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

  4. Government Pensioner's Card for retired civil servants by Public Services Department (PSD)

  5. Disabled Person's Card (Kad OKU) for People with Disabilities by Social Welfare Department (JKM)

  6. Consumer Squad Card for KPDNKK volunteers.

What are MyBenefits?

Assistance: Cheaper essentials for students
Target Group: Students 



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