Two years and still waiting for loan

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 15 Mar 2003

MALACCA: A student from Inti College pursuing an accountancy degree under an external degree programme has yet to receive the study loan from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) which she applied for in 2001. 

J. Mangkayarkarasi, a widow, said her daughter, J. Malini, had to apply for the loan a second time after PTPTN could not trace her first application. 

“She applied for the loan in August 2001 but did not receive any response. 

“We only found out that the application was missing at the end of last year after making a lot of inquiries,” said Mangkayarkarasi, a housewife. 

Subsequently, she said, Malini sent in the second application this year but until now they had yet to receive a reply.  

Mangkayarkarasi said she had used up her savings and had borrowed money from friends and relatives to pay the RM16,000 fees. 

A PTPTN spokesman said it had received Malini’s second application and needed time to process it.  

The Star had also received several complaints on delays by PTPTN in disbursing loans. 

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