Thursday September 13, 2012
DAP asked to state stand on not repaying PTPTN loans
PETALING JAYA: DAP must make a stand on whether it agrees or not with the practice of not repaying one’s debts.
MCA Publicity Bureau deputy chairman Loh Seng Kok said this in relation to the Opposition’s stance that student loans under the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) would be cancelled if Pakatan Rakyat took over the Federal Government.
“DAP must make their stand. Are they merely going to dismiss it as one of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s personal opinions and that it does not reflect Pakatan’s common policy framework?” he asked in a statement yesterday.
He pointed out that Anwar failed to explain to the public how Pakatan would be able to cancel the debts and acquire the necessary funds to balance the nation’s budget.
“Up till today, Pakatan has yet to reveal their economic model simply because they have none.
“Pakatan has already promised to abolish tolls and PTPTN loans as well as lower fuel and car prices.
“Were all these made with the consensus of other Pakatan parties or are they merely Anwar’s wishful thinking?”
Loh said Anwar’s populist promises were aimed at winning votes and not out of concern for the people’s welfare.