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PTPTN suggests Sabah sets up education savings fund

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 7 -- Sabah could follow in the footsteps of other states in encouraging parents to start saving through the National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) for their children's higher education, according to the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN). 

PTPTN chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan said the State Government could also encourage parents to save in SSPN by throwing in some incentives such as prizes in the form of an SSPN account for outstanding students in the UPSR, PT3, SPM, STAM  and STPM. 

"The state government could establish a Sabah Education Savings Fund for new births, as implemented by Kedah, Perak, Melaka and Terengganu," he said at the state-level SSPN 2019 roadshow here today.

He said the four states presented RM100 to RM200 to each new birth in the form of an SSPN account.....

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Sabahans shows sting in Labuan Bird Park Eco Ultra Marathon


LABUAN, Sept 7 -- Sabah's long-distance runners showed their real 'sting' in the Labuan Bird Park Eco Ultra Marathon today, winning the men and women categories.

 
 

PSS shows Home Ministry's earnestness, says Liew


BATU SAPI, Sept 7 -- The replacement of the IMM13 document for refugees from southern Philippines with the proposed Temporary Sabah Pass (PSS) is a reflection of the government's earnestness to resolve the influx of undocumented immigrants into Sabah, says a federal minister.

 
 

Work on Sibu Hospital car park likely to start end of the month


SIBU, Sept 7  – The tender for the construction of a temporary car park at the Sibu Hospital has been issued and work on the project is expected to start as early as the end of this month.

 
 

Native Dusun songs, dances captivate visitors at Tamparuli suspension bridge


TAMPARULI,  Sept 7 --  Since Sept 1, visitors arriving at the Tamparuli suspension bridge have been greeted with traditional songs and dance performances by the Dusun natives.

 
 

Eight areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API


MIRI, Sept 7 -- Eight areas in Sarawak recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings compared to six yesterday, with Kuching registering very unhealthy API at 204, as at 9 am this morning.

 
 

Moderate API readings recorded in Sabah this morning


KOTA KINABALU, Sept 7 --The air pollution index (API) readings in Sabah showed moderate air quality as at 9am this morning.

 
 

Curfew in ESSZone extended until Sept 23


KOTA KINABALU, Sept 7 -- The curfew in the waters of seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), scheduled to end tomorrow, has been extended to Sept 23, said Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.

 
 

PSS indicates seriousness of govt in addressing problem of illegal immigrants - Mohd Shafie


KOTA KINABALU, Sept 6  - The issuance of the Sabah Provisional Pass (PSS) from June next year (2020) is evidence of the seriousness of the government in addressing the problem of  illegal immigrants (PTI) in Sabah, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

 
 

Senior citizen arrested over housemate's murder


KOTA KINABALU,  Sept  6  -- A 82-year-old Filipino man has been detained by the police  over the death of his housemate in  Kampung Cempaka Baru, Likas here yesterday.

 
 

Malaysia to send diplomatic note to Indonesia over worsening haze


KUCHING, Sept 6  -- Malaysia will send a diplomatic note to Indonesia so that immediate action can be taken to put out forest fires that have been causing haze in the country. 

 
 
 

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UPSR students get free food until December

 
     

Curfew in ESSZone extended to Dec 7

 
     

Throwing caution to the wind over cockles

 
     

12 packages of Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah to be completed by June 2022

 
     
 
     
 

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