Friday, June 24, 2011

National Service / Khidmat Negara (PLKN) 2012 Name List and Exclusion Categories

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Update 4/7/2014: Semakan calon PLKN 2015 akan bermula pada tarikh bulan Julai 2014.

Update 12/7/2011: You can apply for Matrikulasi now. Dateline: October 10, 2011

Update 10/7/2011: 2012 NS name list was reportedly available since 9 July 2011. The official PLKN website is down at the moment due to heavy traffic. Try check back later. As of 8:44PM, PLKN website is up and running very slowly due to heavy traffic. While waiting for the website to load, sign up at Everyday and Groupon to buy cheap coupons!

The Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PLKN) / National Service (NS) Malaysia 2012 name list (senarai nama) will be released officially in mid of July this year. Current form five students who are born in 1994 must be very nervous while waiting for the name list to be released.

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How to check PLKN name list online?
Check online for free using your IC Number at the official Khidmat Negara website.

How to check your NS status by SMS? (Semakan Status Terpilih Menjalani Latihan PLKN)
Type: PLKN SEMAK [IC Number] and send to 15888
For example: PLKN SEMAK 940823065127 and send to 15888
If you are short-listed, you will receive SMS similar to the below:
PLKN Tahniah! 940823065127 MUHAMMAD HAFIZA BIN ABDULLAH terpilih menyertai PLKN Siri 9/2012
If you are not short-listed, you will receive SMS similar to the below:
Maaf! 940823065127 tidak dipilih untuk menyertai PLKN Siri 9/2012.
Terima Kasih.
*Each SMS sent will cost you RM0.35

National Service / Khidmat Negara (PLKN) Malaysia

NS Exclusion Categories (dikecualikan dari menyertai PLKN)
According to Subsection 4(1), those who fall under one of the following eight categories are excluded from taking part in National Service program:
  • Fatal disease or condition – requires official confirmation by a medical officer.
  • Contagious disease – requires official confirmation by a medical officer.
  • Physically disabled – those have learning difficulties or special needs including those have OKU card (Kad Orang Kurang Upaya)
  • Insanity – those who are seriously mentally ill
  • Undergoing drug rehabilitation
  • Detained by the Children's Act of 2001 (Act 612)
  • Currently being held under preventive detention - such as those detained under the Internal Security Act
The following two categories of civilian are excluded from national service as well:
  • Pregnant women
  • Full-time member or full-time trainee of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (BOMBA), Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency or Prisons Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Penjara Malaysia).
Those who are interested to experience National Service program but are not short-listed can apply to enter the program after filling out certain forms in camps. I do have friends who volunteered to join National Service program even they were not selected in the official name list.

Trainees on holiday break. Photo by Anan Amri.
Khidmat Negara Malaysia Trainees

More info / Contact:
Questions on NS selection status, placement, postponement, exclusion, volunteer and frequently asked questions (faq)
Call Centre JLKN : 03-4027 4747
Official website: http://www.khidmatnegara.gov.my


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Monday, June 13, 2011

PTPTN Offers Exchange of 3% Loan to 1% Ujrah Loan till September 30

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Update 2/9/2011: PTPTN to turn 800,000 study loans taken after 2008 into Islamic loans for lower repayment rates. You can apply online for the conversion at www.ptptn.gov.my
Reminder: Have you closed your SSPN account which is no longer required to apply for PTPTN?

Update 14/9/2011: SSPN account is needed again to apply for PTPTN from 2012 onwards
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Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) is in the process of offering the exchange of 3% loan to 1% Ujrah loan in stages. The loan exchange process period from 3% & 5% to 1% Ujrah will be extended to the 30th of September 2011. Do apply for the exchange immediately before the expiry date to avoid missing this great offer!

Update Process Table

Loan Approved in Year
Update Began on
2006, 2007 & 2008
20/09/2010
2003, 2004 & 2005
01/11/2010
2002 & previous years
01/12/2010

PTPTN - Ujrah Announcement in TV (in Malay)
video
The below table taken from Pekeliling Bilangan 2 2008 of the PTPTN shows the amount you can save from PTPTN education loan repayment if you are eligible to exchange 3% to 1%.


Ujrah Offer Process Flow Chart

Steps:
1. Apply online
2. Receive PTPTN Ujrah offer letter through email
3. Print out and fill up the agreement form
4. Mail it to PTPTN within 30 days

Read the Permohonan pertukaran pinjaman (3%) kepada pembiayaan Ujrah (1%) section at the official PTPTN website www.ptptn.gov.my and follow the step by step instructions to submit your application. Frequently-asked questions (FAQ) and online application user guide are available at the website. If you have further enquiries, do contact PTPTN Hotline at 03-2080 4455.


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Sunday, June 05, 2011

MUET & STPM 2012 Exam Calendar: 3 Times MUET A Year

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Update: 2011 Midyear MUET results out on 13 June 2011 (Monday).

SMS by typing MUET [space] IC number and send it to 15888 or 36363 from 12.00 midnight June 13 onwards or check online at http://www.mpm.edu.my 9 am onwards.

Dissatisfied candidates may appeal for MUET papers to be reassessed with a payment of RM70 by June 27, 2011. Candidates wishing to register for 2011 yearend MUET may register at www.mesp.gov.my/online by July 21, 2011.

Reminder: Registration for MUET End Year 2011 will be closed on 20 June 2011
Malaysian Examinations Council (Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia) has announced the examination calendar for STPM and MUET 2012. Another important official announcement is Malaysian University English Test (MUET) will be conducted three times in a year, from year 2012 onwards. MUET is expected to be held in March, July and November every year.

Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM or Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia)

Registration: 9 January – 10 February 2012
Examination Date: 19 November – 13 December 2012

Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

March Session
Registration: 1 November – 17 November 2011 (19 January 2012 for candidates who wish to improve on their MUET End 2011 test scores)
Speaking Test: 20, 21, 22, 23 February 2012
Written Test: 3 March 2012

July Session
Registration: 2 April – 19 April 2012 (3 May 2012 for candidates who wish to improve on their MUET March 2012 test scores)
Speaking Test: 9, 10, 11, 12 July 2012
Written Test: 21 July 2012

November Session
Registration: 9 July – 26 July 2012 (20 September 2012 for candidates who wish to improve on their MUET July 2012 test scores)
Speaking Test: 15, 16, 17, 18 October 2012
Written Test: 10 November 2012

Source: Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia: Kalendar Peperiksaan STPM dan MUET 2012 (Click to enlarge)
MUET Test STPM Exam Calendar



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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Earning Your Bucks Online - Sign Up at Daily Deals Websites

The four-month local public university semester break have commenced since last month. While most of the undergraduates have decided to spend their holiday by working part time, there is actually a fun and easy way to earn your pocket money during this unbelievably long holiday.

Deal-of-the-day websites have grown significantly among Malaysian netizens in the past few months and continue to grow at an unstoppable pace. Currently there are more than 20 such websites offering great discounted deals in Malaysia. Buying stuff and completing transaction online are no longer the privilege limited to those Master, Visa or American Express card holders. Nowadays, those who have online internet banking account such as Maybank2u, Cimbclicks or others can purchase the deals online easily without any hassle.

Typically these group buying or daily deals websites work in similar ways. There are a few attractive food, beauty, fitness, outdoor games, travel deals being featured at the website with discounts up to 95%. All these deals only last for a short period, ranging from one day to one week depending on the website. You can purchase these deals using online banking account while the deals are still active before they expire. You will then receive coupons, vouchers or certificates of the deal upon successful payment. Print out the coupons, vouchers or certificates and bring it to the merchant to claim the deals!

How to make money online?
Register yourselves at these websites and invite your friends to buy the deals. Once your invited friend purchases a deal, you will receive a one-time referral fee.

How much can I earn?
Each successful referral will earn you RM2 to RM10 depending on the website.

Sign Up Now!

myDeal – Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore
Earn RM10 when your friend sign up and made purchase more than RM30. Or earn 10% commission for all daily deals. Commission can be cashed out through paypal when it reaches USD100

MilkADeal – Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Pulau Pinang
Get RM10 in Milkadeal Bucks when someone you invite gets their first coupon

Dealmates - Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru
RM10 will be rewarded for successful invitation

I LOVE DISCOUNTS – Klang Valley, Penang
RM10 worth of wallet credits for each successful invitation

WeBUY – Klang Valley
Refer a friend and get RM5 of store credit.


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