PTPTN Loan Repayment: RM2 Billion Expected To Be Collected This Year

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 – The collection of loan repayment for the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) this year is expected to rise to RM2 billion, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. To improve loan repayment performance, PTPTN has implemented various programmes including awareness campaigns, incentive reimbursement, enforcement actions

Ringgit Lower Against US Dollar In Early Session – FOREX

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 – The ringgit eased against the US dollar in the early session Thursday on profit-taking after recording gains for two consecutive days. As of 9.10 am, the domestic unit depreciated to 3.8900/8980 against the greenback from yesterday’s close at 3.8660/8720. Meanwhile, the ringgit was mostly lower versus other

PAS Has No Intention To Merge With UMNO

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KOTA BAHARU, April 21 – PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the party has no intention to merge or set up a coalition government with UMNO. He said the opinion of international preacher Dr Zakir Naik was his personal view and PAS accepted it in an open manner. “However, we

Indonesian Woman Remanded For Allegedly Abducting Girl

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 – An Indonesian woman has been remanded until Saturday to facilitate police investigations, in connection with abducting an 11-year-old dyslexic girl. Subang Jaya police chief, ACP Mohammad Azlin Sadari said the 20-year-old suspect was nabbed at 9.30 last night with the assistance of the Ar-Rahman mosque congregation

Man Who Bribes TNB Officer Jailed, Fined

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SHAH ALAM, April 20 – A man with eight children was sentenced to seven days’ jail and fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today for corruption, involving RM10,000. Judge Zamri Bakar handed down the sentence on Cheong Hoong Wooi, 49, to be served from the date of arrest last April

Malaysia Proposes Three Measures On Cyber Security

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 – Malaysia calls for the nations to work together by proposing three measures in a bid to ward off the rising threat of the cyber-attacks since cyber security remains a challenging, complex and unresolved problem in many aspects.  Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Baharum

Najib: Candidates Picked Are The Best Choice

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak remains confident that the 82 Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates fielded in the 11th Sarawak state election are the best choice. He also believes the candidates would be ready to fulfill the responsibilities and aspirations of the people, when they

Trump Wins Big In New York, Eyes Turn To Delegate Haul

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NEW YORK, Apr 20 – Donald Trump scored an easy win in Tuesday’s New York primary and seemed poised to claim the vast majority of his home state’s 95 delegates as he predicted imminent victory in the Republican presidential nomination race. Trump said they don’t have much of a race anymore. He said this during a victory

Ringgit Higher Against US Dollar In Early Session – FOREX

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 – The ringgit strengthened against the US dollar in the early session Wednesday on weak US housing data, said a dealer. As of 9.14 am, the domestic unit appreciated to 3.8580/8630 against the greenback from yesterday’s close at 3.8870/8940. Meanwhile, the ringgit was higher versus other major currencies.

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