SINGER Misha Omar is one of the thousands who had defaulted on their National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan repayment, Berita Harian reported on its front page yesterday.
Misha had admitted overlooking several repayment reminders received in recent times due to her hectic showbiz schedule.
Misha had applied for the RM25,000 PTPTN loan while pursuing a degree in Business Management at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.
However, she left her studies after getting involved in the entertainment industry last year.
“I acknowledge my mistake of disregarding the notices sent by PTPTN since last year.
“All the reminders were directed to my home in Kelantan while I now live in Kuala Lumpur. Because of this, there was no follow-up,” she was quoted as saying.
Misha also reportedly said that she would settle her loan as soon as possible before legal action was instituted against her.
Besides Misha, several other entertainers had also contacted PTPTN about their loan repayments, said the daily.
Utusan Malaysia reported that the Selangor Government had imposed a set of four new rules on developers operating in Section U10, Shah Alam.
Those who wanted to carry out work in areas bordering the Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Industrial Park must comply with the rules.
The daily quoted Selangor Housing, Squatter and Building Management chairman Datuk Mokhtar Dahlan as saying that the first condition was for a 50m buffer zone planted with greenery to be set up between the park and the area being developed.
He added that developers were also required to build a deep drain along the buffer area to accommodate heavy rainfall as well as put up mud catchments to prevent mud from seeping into the park on rainy days.