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National Higher Education Fund Corporation loan for M40 group increased to 100%

Published on: Friday, September 16, 2022

By: Bernama

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Believe me, the government is always looking out for the interests of students…there will be many more announcements that will benefit them, Ismail said.

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on Thursday that the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan for students in the M40 (M1) group will be increased from 75 percent to 100 percent. The government, he said, has also agreed to provide loans for the purchase of laptops to PTPTN borrowers in the M40 group. He said the move was part of the government’s efforts to protect the interests of Malaysian family students.

“Believe me, the government is always looking out for the interests of students…many more announcements will be made that will benefit them,” he said during the opening of the Semarak Patriotik IPT 2022 at Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), here. Also present were Minister of Higher Education Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad, Minister of Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, Chief Cabinet Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali and Malaysian Armed Forces Chief General Tan Sri Affendi Buang. The Prime Minister also said he was informed by Noraini that the Malaysian Family Cheap Sale program will be held in every Institute of Higher Education (IPT) from next month to address the issue of rising cost of living among students. . Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri called on students to preserve their identity, culture and language by playing an important role as nation builders to give meaning to the country’s independence, like how the ancient builders of the nation fought to liberate the country from the settlers. He said they should also pledge to uphold the Malay language as a means of expressing their love for the country. “I also use the Malay language when speaking internationally, and recently a well-known film director in the country, U-Wei Saari, broke the tradition of the Moscow International Film Festival (Russia) by pronouncing a speech and announcing the names of the winners in Malay,” he said.

In the context of higher education, the Prime Minister indicated that there are ways that can be implemented by students to show their patriotic spirit. More importantly, they should be the bulwark to ensure that the relationships between the diverse Malaysian family continue to be strong, he added. Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said students’ love for the country should always be nurtured through various platforms on nationalism. “I believe that the General Studies or MPU subjects implemented in higher education institutions can enhance students’ appreciation of the ethics and civilization of Malaysia’s multi-ethnic society,” he said. declared. Ismail Sabri said that students should work hard to equip themselves with knowledge, as well as a noble personality, as proof that they are the heirs of the country’s independence. The Prime Minister said that in line with the theme of Thursday’s program, “Mahasiswa Patriotik Keluarga Malaysia”, he was confident that the students would be able to create a surge of patriotism as a bastion of the country’s sovereignty and dignity. .

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“Hold firmly to the Five Principles of Rukun Negara with a firm determination to stand united in diversity and never let outside elements interfere. “Let us join hands to realize a more glorious future for our beloved Malaysia, and make a sacred promise to ensure that the Jalur Gemilang always flies majestically,” he added.
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