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Nation 21 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

RM150,000 for a number plate

One man's luxury car is another man's number plate. A motorist was reportedly more than happy to part with RM150,000 just to obtain the registration number JJJ 1, an amount which could have paid for a nice car or even a terrace house.

Nation 22 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

MPs can vet applications

A DEPUTY minister told MPs they have the right to look through applications for government loans.

Nation 24 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

MCA wants rating agency to assess SMEs

A rating agency regulated by Bank Negara should be set up to determine the credit-worthiness of Small- and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs), MCA vice-president Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai said.

Nation 30 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Another hunt for loan sharks

A hunt for loan sharks will begin soon as hundreds of them have emerged in every nook and corner of the country seeking to trap victims.p>hr noshade size=-1 width=100%>p>b>img src=http://www.thestar.com.my/images/video.gif border=0Nomination day for Pengkalan Pasir By-Election/bimg src=http://www.thestar.com.my/images/mplayer.gif border=0a href=http://202.186.86.35/mmedia/video/2005/11/byelection_051129.wmv target=_blank>Media Player/aimg src=http://www.thestar.com.my/images/rplayer.gif border=0a href=http://202.186.86.35/mmedia/video/2005/11/byelection_051129.rm target=_blank>Real Video/a>p>

Nation 09 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Consumer groups criticise rise in base lending rates

THE move by many local banks to raise their base lending rates has been criticised by consumer associations, I>Utusan Malaysia /I>reported.

Nation 24 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Find moneylenders on the Web

People unsure of where to go for small loans will soon be able to find the names of the 2,000-odd licensed moneylenders on the Housing and Local Government Ministry website.

Education 25 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Good times ahead?

The year 2006 will be a busy one in education. That's not to say that 2005 has been a quiet year but as any educationist will say, 'One's job is never done in education.'

Nation 21 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

No more exemption for first class degree holders

The Government has lifted the exemption given to National Higher Education Loan Fund (PTPTN) borrowers who obtain first class degrees from having to pay back their loans.

AseanPlus News 21 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Access to opportunity eases income inequality

Since reforms took off in 1978, China has experienced rapid growth and hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. But the fruits of rapid development have not always been shared equally, as the relatively egalitarian income distribution of the early 1980s frayed.

Community 02 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Loan sharks, bookies eye World Cup punters

B>L/B>ocal loan sharks and bookies in Penang are already gearing up for the World Cup 2006 tournament which is four months away.