MCA 'Shocked' By Objection To PSD Move
MCA Youth education bureau chief Dr Wee Ka Siong said the last five years had seen an expansion of PSD scholarships from 900 places in 2004 to 2,000 this year.
“The decision to increase the percentage of non-bumiputra recipients is in tandem with the rise in the number of scholarships. It is a win-win situation for all,” said Dr Wee.
He was commenting on the statement by Umno Youth education bureau chairman Ahmad Ikmal Ismail that increasing the quota for PSD scholarships for non-bumiputras without increasing the actual number of scholarships had drastically affected the bumiputras.
Ahmad Ikmal added this meant scholarships were being taken from the bumiputras and given to non-bumiputras.
Dr Wee, who is Deputy Education Minister, said outstanding bumiputra students should not worry about being deprived of a scholarship if their qualification met the criteria set out by the PSD.
He added the PSD move would also ensure a more level playing field because when more competition prevailed, students would be encouraged to perform their best.
Dr Wee also said the MCA supported the PSD move as a step in the right direction.
He said Malaysian students must strive towards achieving meritocracy in applying for government scholarships, just like the criteria for intake into public universities. (The Star)
***** I'm shocked that the MCA is only now 'saddened and shocked' by an Umno idiot's objection! On which planet have the MCAputeras been residing all these years?