194 Scholarship Appeals - MIC

Samy Vellu said MIC received 194 scholarship appeals!!!! So many!!!!! If you read the first paragraph of the news article, it's stated "allocated for Indian students"... Errrr... I thought PSD scholarship is awarded based on meritocracy, not quota system?!?! So, how is PSD scholarship awarded actually? Is there a quota system? I wonder how many appeals MCA received... Oh yea, I'm interested in how many appeals UMNO received too...... If anyone read any news articles about scholarship appeals, please send me the link in the comment section... Thanx...

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MIC to push for more PSD scholarships
Source: NSTonline, 15/05/2008

The MIC today expressed dissatisfaction over the low percentage of Public Service Department (PSD) overseas scholarships allocated for Indian students and hopes the government will increase the number, party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said.

He said this year only 34 Indian students had been successful in their application.

The party received 194 appeals, some from those who had secured 12 A1s in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations, Samy Vellu said in a statement.

The party has prepared a list of the 194 appeal cases comprising among others, two students with 12 A1s, three students with 11 A1s and 41 students with 10 A1s.

“I will request the MIC representative in the Cabinet (Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr. S. Subramanianm) to bring up the appeal cases in the next Cabinet meeting (on Friday),” he said.

Samy Vellu said he had also discussed the matter with the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Sidek Hassan and would follow up with him soon on the matter.

“I hope the government will consider the appeals by the students, especially those with excellent grades,” he said, adding that some of the parents of the students were from poor background.

He suggested that the PSD set a minimum requirement similar to that for the matriculation courses in selected universities and Form Six in fully-aided schools where PSD scholarships would be offered to all students who scored 9 As in their SPM.

2 comments:

Rëŋϊѕë said...

MIC.... for indians norh? haha

Teddy said...

yes... indians wan..
now im curious MCA n UMNO get how many appeals..

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