Monday, April 16, 2012

PTPTN: Khalifah Guan Eng dan bakal MB Johor Din Puduraya akui PAS dan DAP tak tahu polisi parti sendiri

Ini bukan aku cakap tapi Lim Guan Eng dan Salahudin Ayub sendiri yang mengaku, dalam suratkahabar The Malay Mail.

Macam mana lah Pakatan Rakyat ni boleh bercita-cita nak bentuk Kerajaan Pusat?! Rupa-rupanya, isu PTPTN ini main hantam saja, sampai DAP dan PAS sendiri tak tahu-menahu akan polisi baru Parti mereka Pakatan Rakyat.

Macam ini mahu jadi Kerajaan? Sampai kan isu sebesar ini, yang melibatkan duit negara minima 43 BILLION, tak dibincang kan sesama mereka?

Apa jenis Kerajaan yang mereka tawarkan ini?

Rakyat kalau pakai akal boleh tengok yang orang-orang Pakatan ini tak lain hanya desperado berjanji sana-sini, tak tahu hujung pangkal apa yang mereka sendiri cakapkan.

Sampai Din Puduraya boleh kata no komen! Adusss, malunya PAS!

No accord to scrap PTPTN

PAS and DAP not consulted on Anwar’s election pledge to write off higher education student loan scheme

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 15:48
by The Malay Mail Team

PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has not discussed abolishing higher education study loans despite Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim vowing to do so if PR forms the federal government.

PKR’s partners are either in the dark, noncommital or against the idea to scrap the PTPTN.

Leaders from PAS and DAP told The Malay Mail that they had not studied the proposal and were not aware of the figures.

Thus, they could not elaborate on the pledge.

PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli admitted that the pledge had not been discussed at “PR level yet”.

“The Pakatan leaders will covene a summit on Wednesday to discuss this plan at Pakatan level. The PTPTN abolition is just a subset to our whole free education scheme,” he told The Malay Mail.

But given that Anwar had pledged publicly that education would be free should PR form the federal government, DAP and PAS will have to negotiate muddy waters to avoid a repeat of the public bickering, sparked when PAS said it would implement Hudud law in Kelantan.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said he had not been aware of any proposal to abolish the PTPTN before Anwar’s announcement.

“He (Anwar) has made the announcement. I was not aware of it, but we have to get it endorsed, of course. I’m sure this would assist the students, especially those from low-income households.

“This is part of our social programme, we would have no objections to it. In principle, there’s no objection, but we need to study the mechanism,” said Lim, who is Penang chief minister.

He said the country could afford it even though economists think it unrealistic.

PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub said the party had “not discussed the matter yet” and refused to comment further.

A PR source told The Malay Mail that the announcement to abolish the PTPTN was made without informing the component parties.

He also admitted that the idea had not been fine-tuned.

Anwar had over the past two weeks been dishing out numbers to prove that the plan was “doable” by eliminating “wasteful expenditure” and by using Petronas profits.

144,000 defaulters owing RM881m

Rafizi also said that the government needed only about RM8 billion a year to provide free higher education.

But with the coalition yet to agree, it raises serious questions if the P would be able to fulfil the pledge should it take over Putrajaya.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak had said scrapping the scheme will cost taxpayers an additional RM43 billion.

Since its inception in 1997 and till the end of last year, 1,926,054 students had received loans totalling RM42.96 billion. There are 144,452 defaulters who owe a total of RM881 million.

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