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Nation 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Moneylenders need permit to place ads

Moneylenders will have to obtain a permit from the Housing and Local Government Ministry before they can advertise their services under amendments to the Moneylenders Act, said minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Nation 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Special unit to crack down on loan sharks

A special enforcement unit led by a senior police officer is being set up at the Housing and Local Government Ministry to crack down on #8220;loan sharks.#8221;

Nation 29 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Provide loans, banks urged

The Johor MCA will submit a memorandum to the Housing and Local Government Ministry, urging that changes be made to the Moneylending Act to clamp down on the illegal money lending industry.

Nation 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Leaders laud ACA move to screen candidates

CHINESE community leaders and associations have lauded the move by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) to screen the background of candidates recommended for awards or promotions of official positions, saying that this will ensure they only go to those with a clean background.

AseanPlus News 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Group starts art-on-loan programme

A GROUP of artists is making it easy for home to be where the art is.

AseanPlus News 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Millions in credit-card arrears written off

BANKS in Singapore wrote off S$15.6mil (RM32.76mil) in credit-card debt in April #8211; the highest monthly amount on record that they have failed to recover from borrowers.

Nation 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Micro-credit scheme open to non-bumis, says Ong

The micro-credit scheme for small businessmen and farmers to obtain loans will be made available to qualified non-bumiputras, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Nation 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Businessman's suit dismissed

The High Court Thursday dismissed a businessman#8217;s libel suit against CTOS-emr Sdn Bhd, a company that provides financial institutions with data on individual and corporate borrowers.

AseanPlus News 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Biting back at loan sharks

Shocked by the suicide of three debtors last month, Japan is rushing through a Bill aimed at clamping down on loan sharks who are pushing increasing numbers of the recession-hit population into a debt trap.

Nation 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hawkers being exploited, says federation

Some unscrupulous people are out to exploit hawkers and petty traders by offering to help them - for a fee - to apply for government loans.