A TOTAL of 137,609 National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers got discounts totalling RM12mil via a measure announced in Budget 2017, BH Ahad reported.
The corporation’s chairman Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said PTPTN introduced a scheme to offer the discounts since Oct 22.
Borrowers who make full settlements of their loans will get a 15% discount, while 10% will be given to borrowers who agree to monthly salary deductions.
“Those who make payments to settle at least 50% of the loans will also get to enjoy a 10% discount,” Shamsul said at PTPTN’s Customer Day event in Kuala Lumpur.
> A campaign to clean up possible breeding grounds of malaria-carrying mosquitoes at all orang asli settlements nationwide will be carried out by the Rural and Regional Development Ministry, reported Kosmo! Ahad.
Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the campaign was being conducted to prevent a breakout of malaria cases as reported at Pos Kemar settlement in Perak.
“We have not received a full report yet from the Health Ministry but I have already taken up this matter to the Cabinet,” Ismail Sabri said after opening a GiatMara Skills carnival in Bera, Pahang.
> Actress Siti Saleha Baharom, who has been dating a government officer for about a year, is now engaged to him.
The relationship between the 26-year-old actress and Lutfi Azhar, 30, has been much talked about ever since their photographs appeared on Instagram, BH Ahad reported.
“Lutfi is the special man who made me fall in love. Although we come from different backgrounds, we are of one mind,” said Siti Saleha who is of Malay-English parentage.
Lutfi said that he was unaware about the identity of Siti Saleha, who made her name in the drama Nora Elena, when he first met her.
“When she told me she was an actress, I started to search for her name in Google. I had not expected to meet a popular actress,” he said.
He said he popped the question to Siti Saleha during a trip to Cancun, Mexico, in July last year.
- Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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