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JOHOR BAHARU: The opposition's proposed abolishment of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans if they come into power is unfair for recipients who have repaid their loans, said Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) vice-chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Zaini Ujang.
"The problem is, for those who have paid up, will the money be refunded to them?" he said.
He was asked by reporters about the issue after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between UTM and the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry on forging strategic cooperation in variopus fields, here, today.
Zaini said when obtaining a study loan, the applicant had made an undertaking to repay the loan, so they must keep to the agreement for the benefit of other students later on.
Pas deputy president Mohamed Sabu recently said that if the government could save RM45 billion, there should be no problem in the government writing off RM45 billion if the PTPTN loans were abolished. - Bernama