02 July 2007

Hamdan: Offer pensioners credit cards

The Star

KOTA KINABALU: Financial institutions in the country should also make available credit cards for pensioners, said human rights and consumer activist Prof Datuk Dr Hamdan Adnan.

He said it was not right to deny them credit card facilities and hoped Bank Negara would look into the matter.

“With a monthly pension of RM3,000 in my case, I have personally visited more than 10 banks to apply for credit cards but all have turned me down. Some bank managers even laughed at me when they came to know that I am a pensioner but was applying for credit cards,” he said.

According to him, it was “unacceptable” for banks to fear that pensioners might not be able to pay their credit card bills. – Bernama

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