Why the government is selective in offering scholarships to excellent students ? Why still award scholarships and other monetary assistance to certain racial quota and not to all brightest Malaysian students ?

By depriving the brightest students of assistance, the government is losing their trust and their brain power. Lost of brain power mean, the discriminated students who deserved scholarships but did not actually get it will get their funding elsewhere and may just abandoned Malaysia. How to be a fully developed nation if the country does not have enough brain power to manage the country resources.

All the while, the government has been talking about manpower intellectual development yet the policies is only favoring certain race. This is counter productive and the government effort to ensure intellectual development among the brightest students will fail.

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Source: thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/21/nation/21310203&sec=nation (May 21, 2008)

A loss if we ignore smart students

THE Government must recognise and offer scholarships to students who achieve excellent results or risk losing them to other countries, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department S.K. Devamany was reported as saying in Malaysia Nanban.

It must ensure that these outstanding students are given the necessary scholarships so that they will return to work in this country, he said.

In the past, many outstanding students who failed to obtain scholarships managed to get funding from other countries, he said. Currently, many of them are working in those countries and that was a loss for Malaysia in its professional workforce.

He said that MIC, through its president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, would continue to pressure the Government to ensure that more Indian students are given scholarships to pursue higher education.

He was speaking to reporters after attending a function to honour students of Sri Murugan Centre in Perak who achieved outstanding results in their UPSR, SPM and STPM examinations last year.


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