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Wednesday August 21, 2013 MYT 1:21:00 PM
Wednesday August 21, 2013 MYT 2:37:43 PM
by rahmah ghazali
PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has decided not to go ahead with the proposal to link the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) with Bank Negara's credit reference database.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Wednesday in his tweet, thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the education ministers for the decision.
“Just finished with the Cabinet meeting. PTPTN will not go ahead with its proposal to list the defaulters under CCRIS”.
Last Monday, Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh had announced that PTPTN would be collaborating with Bank Negera to list PTPTN loan defaulters under the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS).
He said the system would be put in place for those who are adamant about not repaying their loans.
The announcement has drawn flak from many quarters across the political divide, saying that the move would create more difficulties to the students.
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PTPTN, CCRIS, loan, Bank Negara
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