Educating loan borrowers post Covid-19

Mohd Imran (right) looks on as Awang Raduan (left) hands over a certificate to a representative of one of the strategic participants.

MUKAH: The Mini Job Carnival here yesterday witnessed a slight difference when it involved strategic participation from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and others.

Accompanying BNM were Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), banks, and other financial agencies.

Their participation however, was not related to the usual Sarawak Labour Department’s business of jobs matching for job seekers and employers.

They were also housed at two separate buildings next to Dewan Suarah Mesra, where their respective activities were organised.

BNM Kuching chief, Mohd Imran Mohd Din said its presence along with AKPK’s at the carnival was to educate the public, particularly loan borrowers, post Covid-19 pandemic.

“I hope this is a good collaboration between the two agencies, to help serve the people here,” told a news conference at Dewan Suarah Mesra here on Saturday.

Earlier, he accompanied Sarawak Labour Department director Awang Raduan Awang Omar during a walkabout at AKPK’s, banks’ and other agencies’ activities at the two buildings.

He hoped that their participation would provide insight to the attendees pertaining to loans and bank moratoriums.