Forget About Increase In Non-Bumi PSD Scholarship Quota
"We will look at it first," Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told reporters Wednesday.
Najib was asked to comment on the move by PSD to increase the scholarship quota for non-bumiputra from 10% to 45%, which had created dissatisfaction among certain quarters including the Federation of Peninsula Malay Students (GPMS).
GPMS president Datuk Reezal Naina Merican called for the Government to review the move saying that it should be re-evaluated and scrutinised thoroughly.
Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin who is MP for Rembau questioned the move saying that the quota was determined at the discretion of Yang di-Pertuan Agong who had the absolute power over the matter according to Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) vice chancellor Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Arshad, who is former education director also questioned the basis of the department's calculation when raising the quota and whether it considered the racial composition.
The department offers 2,000 scholarships annually. Previously, 90% of them were offered to bumiputra students but the under the new scheme, the number for non-bumiputras is increased to 45%. (The Star)
***** Reezal Naina Merican wants the proposal 'reviewed, re-evaluated and scrutinised,' possibly because his entire family tree here and in Tamil Nadu is now categorised under Bumi rather than Indian. So why worry about the 'kaum pendatang'?
The nation's first S-I-L, silly Khairy 'questioned the move,' the same way that we can question his credibility and qualification to be the MP for Rembau, other than the fact of being married to the PM's daughter of course.
The freebie-enjoying, rent-obsessed and out-of-turn promoted UiTM vice chancellor Abdul Rahman Arshad meanwhile 'questioned the basis'. Indeed he will. As one who won't stand a rat's arse of a chance of being a V-C in any other country in the world, he has his own axe to grind. But then again he's a pious 'nationalist' you see, and when he religiously prays the required number of times a day he will experience great solace, peace and comfort in knowing that he courageously and determinedly 'fought' to achieve his heart's desire - that even Malay millionaires' children will be given scholarships while the wretched offsprings of non-Malay rubber tappers, hawkers and others be forced to spend their own money for their education. For such is the disjointed thinking of those who subscribe to the racist ideas of eternal entitlement.
So what can we expect Najib to say but the obvious -- 'we will study the move'.
With those 'brave' statements by the nation's pejuang2 demi bangsa, agama dan negara, you can fully anticipate that the mini sandiwara initiated by the PSD will be allowed to run its course before being declared as either dead or stillborn.
Sorry brudder, the more things seem to change, the more stubbornly they remain the same. But don't give up hope. Meaningful change, for all you know, may be on its way sooner than many think.