Friday, October 17, 2008

SMS for status of education loans - Star

PUTRAJAYA: Oct 17, 2008

The public will be able to check the status of their education loans and arrears with the National Higher Education Fund via SMS by the end of this month.

A statement from the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) said the public needs only to key in the SMS number 15888 to get such updates.

“Besides checking their arrears and loan status with the fund, members of the public can lodge complaints with local authorities such as the Petaling Jaya City Council, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council and the Klang Municipal Council.

“These services will be added to the existing list of queries available through the single SMS number of 15888 for government services by the end of this month,” it said.

The single SMS number for government services was launched on July 31 and as of Oct 6, has recorded 423,330 transactions, most of which were queries on National Service training.

Other services available via 15888 include queries on the status of applications for MyKad and housing loans for civil servants.

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