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Stop subsidize foreign students in our public universities

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Billions saved from subsidies in tuition fees given to foreign students will be able to pay for a big chuck of PTPTN.

All foreign students have to pay 100% costs compared to current 5-10%. Foreign students including Malaysians have to pay hefty tuition fees in China, UK, Australia, etc.

Abolishment of PTPTN may impact on education cost – Mahathir

News 2012-04-16 16:11

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said students who wanted the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) to be abolished should return their loans or refrain from taking it, rather than take to the streets to demonstrate.

The former prime minister said, those who suggested that the government do away with the PTPTN, should look into ways of supporting these students financially.

He said, the abolishment of PTPTN would have an impact, not only on the cost of education, but also in distributing the benefits which would also benefit the rich.

“If you abolish it, you have to replace it with something else that could be more costly, for example, giving free education to everyone. In this case, even the rich will enjoy,” he told […]