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PTPTN: RM56 billion allocated for over three million students as of February this year

JOHOR BAHRUThe National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has allocated RM56 billion as of February this year to help more than three million students to pursue their studies at institutions of higher learning.

PTPTN chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan said, the education loan also covered 377,377 students in Johor with financing amounting to RM6.4 billion.

The government is always sensitive to the educational needs of the people and will continue to make PTPTN as the ultimate financial provider to benefit future generations, he said in a speech at the launch of Gen Y Solo Tour Programme: Noble Values of Malaysians at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK ) Taman Damansara Aliff, here today.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Malaysia among preferred destinations for IVF – Dr Dzulkefly

ALOR SETARMalaysia has become one of the preferred destinations for couples from other countries to treat infertility and achieve pregnancy through in vitro fertilisation (IVF), Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.

He said although the success rate of IVF in the country was just a little over 30 per cent, it was still a good success rate in the area.

If we look at other countries across the globe, we can be proud as we are among those having a high success rate of IVF.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Malaysia among preferred destinations for IVF – Dr Dzulkefly

ALOR SETARMalaysia has become one of the preferred destinations for couples from other countries to treat infertility and achieve pregnancy through in vitro fertilisation (IVF), Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.

He said although the success rate of IVF in the country was just a little over 30 per cent, it was still a good success rate in the area.

If we look at other countries across the globe, we can be proud as we are among those having a high success rate of IVF.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Two suspected human trafficking agents along with 11 Bangladeshis detained

KUALA LUMPURTwo human trafficking agents (tekong darat) suspected of smuggling foreigners into the country were detained along with 11 Bangladeshis in an operation by the Central Brigade of the General Operations Force at Kampung Tali Air Banting, on Friday.

The two men, aged 37 and 40, were believed to have used two cars, a Proton Wira and Proton Persona to transport the Bangladeshis, aged between 20 and 40 years, to a construction site in need of foreign workforce.

Central Brigade Commander SAC Abdul Ghani Mohamad Ji said he believed the Bangladeshis used Indonesia as a transit point before entering Malaysia through Tanjung Sepat, Selangor to work illegally in the country.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

‘We have endured swine manure issue for 40 years’ – Resident

TASEK GELUGOR”We have endured this issue for 40 years,” said a resident of Kampung Air Melintas Kecil here whose life has been affected by the swine manure dumped into the river from pig farms in Kampung Selamat nearby.

Yusof Othman, 65, said other villages along the river were also affected.

“It can be said this swine manure originates from Kampung Selamat where pig farms are located, which then leads into Sungai Kreh in this village right up to Kampung Air Hitam (Butterworth), about 12km from our village,” he told reporters when met at the dumping site here today.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Large following in Sabah not a threat to Warisan – Bersatu Sec Gen

KUALA LUMPURSabah Bersatu already attracting more than 120,000 members is not a threat to Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan), said Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahya.

Instead, Marzuki, who is also Deputy Foreign Minister, said Bersatu spreading its wings to Sabah was only to strengthen Pakatan Harapan (PH) at the federal level.

“We are not seen as a threat (to Warisan) because in PH, any component that increases its strength automatically strengthens PH as a whole.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Two years to bring in investors, job opportunities in Sabah – CM

SEMPORNASabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is committed to bring in more foreign investors to provide employment opportunities in two years.

He said several negotiations with foreign investors had been carried out, among them was a glass manufacturing company with investments worth up to RM3 billion.

“Sabah should be managed well and the entry of investors will boost Sabah’s economy while opening up more job opportunities for the youths in the state, he said when speaking at the Semporna Warisan division delegates meeting here today.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)