29 Feb '12, 9pm

Singapore's first leap year baby gets an added baby bonus - a S$30,000 scholarship

SINGAPORE - For couple Mohamad Khidir Abdul Rahman and Fadhiilah Ismail, having Singapore's first leap year baby of 2012 yesterday came with an added baby bonus - a S$30,000 scholarship from the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). And the scholarship made the day a double surprise for the couple, as Ms Fadhiilah was actually expected to give birth today. "Right now, we are still very overwhelmed with the birth of our child," said Mr Khidir, 33, who was surprised with the news from reporters and MDIS staff at the hospital yesterday. Mr Khidir, who is the assistant head of youth education at the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), added: "We had no idea about (the scholarship). I guess this could help his education when he is older." The couple also has another son, two-and-a-half-year-old Tariq. Since it launched in 2004, the MDIS has awarded a ...

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