Hie everybody, Vanakkam.

Malaysia's PSD have announced their scholarship results. This PSD scholarships offered to 2007 SPM high achievers. 2000 scholarships offered.

Sadly only 72 Indians won the race and crowned as 2008 PSD scholars. ONLY 72 out of 2000?? Yup, its really sad to see such a small number. Only 72 High achievers among the Indians in 2007 SPM??

Lets look at the numbers. 259 Indian students achieved "high" results in 2007 SPM. ( I am not very sure about the requirements needed to be classed as high achievers. i assume that the student who scored A1's in all the subjects).

Out of 259, ONLY 72 got PSD scholarship. 187 high achievers failed to be PSD scholar or shall i say has been denied their RIGHT to get PSD scholarship despite their PERFECT results.

12 A1 - 3 students
11 A1 - 7 students
10 A1 - 68 students
9 A1 - 66 students
8A1 - 43 students.

"Who else i need to impress?" - Question asked by a Indian girl who scored 12A1 and failed to get PSD scholarship.

For past few days, MIC leaders giving out press statement urging the PSD to reconsider. YB Sivarasan from PKR hold a press conference in Perak to highlight this matter to public view and made his point that government being very unfair to the Indians.

So everyone cares. No matter he is in the mainstream or the opposite. But is that enough??
What are they going to do to make sure that this "Malaysian Indian Jewells" gets what rightfully theirs?


MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu today met Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan to appeal on behalf of 187 Malaysian Indian high achievers who were denied Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships this year.

He explained to the Chief Secretary on the need to help these students. This is in line with our aspiration to create at least two professionals in every Indian family in the country.

Samy Vellu said MIC secretary-general Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, who is also Human Resources Minister, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department S.K. Devamany and MIC Education Bureau chief Prof Datuk T. Marimuthu would meet PSD director-general Tan Sri Ismail Adam later today on the matter.( 21 Mei 2008)

So lets see if MIC's "Round table discussion" method will solve this issue.

"Sathanai Namathu Kaiyile, Sarithiram Padaipom Natile,
Sothanai Ayiram Vanthalum, Thuninthey Name munneruvom"


arunah said...

Education is the best gift you can give a child. N yet our government is doing all it can to deprive these children of their bright future, that's just waiting for them to cruise through..using racial boundaries as a pathetic excuse. What are they to loose by educating this bright minds? Looks like caring alone isn't going to change anything!