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Dec 07, 2018


PTPTN's new salary deduction scheme postponed

The new PTPTN repayment scheme will be suspended for the time being.

The Education Minister says this is to allow stakeholders to give their feedback regarding the new scheme.

The scheme has been heavily criticised by several quarters, including borrowers who had already negotiated their own repayment schedules. 

Under the new scheme, PTPTN borrowers earning above RM2,000 monthly will see mandatory pay cuts of between 2 and 15 percent.

Yesterday, the PTPTN chairman defended the controversial new mechanism, saying the Fund has the right to make such deductions under the existing loan agreement.

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SUHAKAM postpones International Human Rights Day

SUHAKAM has postponed its planned gathering to mark International Human Rights Day, from tomorrow to Sunday. 

It was done on the advice of the police, citing security concerns. 

The original date coincided with the anti-ICERD rally in KL.

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Bill on Sexual Harassment to be tabled next year

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will table a Sexual Harassment bill in Parliament next year.

The new law, among other things, hopes to speed up the investigation process of harassment cases, in order reduce trauma on victims.

The Ministry says the 14-day period as per the current SOP is too long for the victims to endure.


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