PTPTN Opens Counter At klia2 To Facilitate Loan Repayments

KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 (Bernama) -- The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has set up a counter at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (Klia2) to facilitate blacklisted borrowers repay their loans before travelling abroad.

Its chairman Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said the officers manning the 24-hours counter would also provide counseling service to the borrowers involved.

"We want to resolve the issue of blacklisted borrowers being prevented from leaving the country. As such with the opening of this counter, the defaulters are able to negotiate to settle their arrears immediately before travelling abroad," he told Bernama at Parliament building today.

Shamsul said the opening of the counter was among efforts taken by PTPTN to collect more outstanding debts.

Apart from being listed in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS), borrowers who have outstanding loans would also be blacklisted by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

In a related development, Shamsul Anuar said PTPTN aimed to collect an outstanding amount of RM4 billion in loan repayment this year.

He said the corporation was also implementing various measures to grant loans to new students and were targetting to give the full amount of loan as implemented before.

-- BERNAMA