PTPTN must get your permission before deducting your salary, says MTUC

(MMO) – The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) cannot make any deduction from salaries of its borrowers without consent from them or their employers, said Malaysian Trades Union Congress president Abdul Halim Mansor.

He said provisions under the Employment Act 1955 stipulate that any form of deductions must have prior approval of the workers themselves.

“There must also be a (written) agreement which the worker signed with the loaner (PTPTN) to authorise them or a bank acting for the loaner to make the deductions,” Abdul Halim told Malay Mail, adding the agreement must also have the consent of the employer.

He said the Act also ensured that any deductions made for whatever purpose cannot exceed more than 50 per cent of the worker’s basic salary.

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