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IT IS difficult to understand the irresponsible attitude displayed by many borrowers of the National Higher Education Fund Loan who refuse to repay such loans after graduation. V.K. CHIN writes.
DATUK Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's visit to Terengganu on Sunday was routine yet special. He visits the east coast state regularly because he is the state Umno chairman but this time, he was flying in as the Prime Minister.
Giggles and chatter filled the air as the 42 children - aged six to 14 years - browsed through the multitude of colourful I>baju raya/I(clothes for Hari Raya). The children, who were treated to a shopping spree by the Puteri Umno Wangsa Maju division, spent more than three hours at the Jaya Jusco outlet at the Alpha Angle shopping centre.
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said that PAS is desperate to compete with Umno, which resulted in the party introducing the Islamic state blueprint.
Three heart valves worth RM77,520 have been specially flown in from the United States for three needy toddlers with heart defects in Penang.
It takes two days to approve a patient's application for aid from the National Health Welfare Fund, said Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohamad Taha Ariff.