Sarawak allocating RM30 mil for PTPTN loan repayment in 2020

Abang Johari tabling Sarawak Budget 2020 at DUN on Nov 4, 2019.

KUCHING, Nov 4:  The Sarawak government is allocating RM30 million to assist needy Sarawakian students to repay their Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) loans.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the decision was made because the State government sympathises with the predicament of the graduates.

“It was brought to my attention that some Sarawakian graduates are having difficulties in making repayment of their PTPTN loan while they are those who are not able to secure the loan for various reasons. 

“Being a responsible Government, we empathize with the predicament of these graduates and will work out appropriate mechanism to assist those in need. 

“In this respect, I wish to announce that the State government will set aside a sum of RM30 million for this purpose next year,” said Abang Johari while delivery Sarawak Budget 2020 at Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) today. — DayakDaily