45 per cent of PSD scholarships go to non-Bumis

FINALLY, we see some sensible distribution in the PSD scholarships!!!! Please take note the percentage of non-bumiputras who received the scholarship previously in the second paragraph... Tell me if you see the number correctly?!

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45 per cent of PSD scholarships go to non-Bumis
Source: NSTonline, 29/05/2008

KUALA LUMPUR: There is a fairer distribution of Public Service Department scholarships for all races for degree studies abroad from this year, with 1,100 going to Bumiputeras and 900 to non-Bumiputeras.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said 45 per cent of the scholarships were for non-Bumiputera students compared with 10 per cent previously.

He said there were 15,220 applications for scholarships.

He said the PSD sponsorship was for students who had obtained places at Ivy League universities and other institutions of the same level abroad or students doing first degree programmes at foreign university branch campuses in Malaysia, such as Monash University, Nottingham University, Curtin University and Swinburne University.

From this year too, those who obtained 9As and above in the 2007 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination, will receive PSD scholarships to do Form Six at government schools, or matriculation or basic science courses at public higher learning institutions.

Nazri said the government would not be increasing the number of scholarships as this depended on the government's financial capacity. - Bernama

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