Friday, May 16, 2008

PSD must cut the red tape

Public Service Department criteria of approving student applicants need to be revised. Any racial red tape must be cut and destroy.

Top most agenda is to ensure the smartest student application get approve automatically regardless of gender, race, religion or color. That's mean merits came into the picture not racial quota. After all, those smart students are Malaysian and that is the important thing. To assist and groom them into a better and contributing Malaysian.

That is what I mentioned in the previous post titled "Public Service Department is practicing racial preference" and Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam (who is the MIC secretary-general and the Human Resources Minister) basically concurred with that.

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Source: (May 16, 2008)

10A1s students should be automatically offered PSD scholarships, says Dr Subra

PETALING JAYA: Students who score 10A1s and above in their SPM examinations should be automatically offered Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships, MIC secretary-general Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said.

He said such a policy would ensure that these students, regardless of race and background, were not sidelined appropriately rewarded for their academic efforts.

Dr Subramaniam, who is also Human Resources Minister, said parents would have a negative perception of the government if such a system was not implemented.

He said some 140 students who excelled in SPM had approached the party to support their PSD scholarship appeal after being rejected on various grounds this year.

"The PSD should give a clear explanation to the public on their selection criteria for scholarship recipients," he said in a statement Friday. . Dr Subrmaniam said the Education Ministry should also limit the number of subjects allowed to be taken by students, adding that some schools offered a maximum of 10 subjects while others allowed up to 17 subjects.

He suggested that the ministry offer separate certificates for additional subjects other that the compulsory subjects in the examination.


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