Friday, May 15, 2009

'No review of PSD scholarship selection criteria' - NST

May 15, 2009

PUTRAJAYA: There will be no review of the selection criteria for Public Service Department scholarships, PSD director-general Tan Sri Ismail Adam said yesterday.
He said he had not received any directive to reconsider the criteria.

Unsuccessful applicants for scholarships had until Monday to appeal, he added.

MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said on Wednesday there would be a review of the PSD criteria for giving out scholarships.

Ismail denied there was a meeting among Barisan Nasional component party leaders, the chief secretary to the government and himself, as claimed by Ong.
Ismail also denied Ong's claims on the current selection criteria.

Ong was reported to have said that the selection was based on four criteria -- merit (20 per cent), race (60 per cent), Sabah and Sarawak residents (10 per cent) and students from underprivileged groups (10 per cent).

"I think he may have confused it with the distribution of scholarships. We practise a meritocracy system with the criteria: academic (75 per cent), co-curricular activities (10 per cent), family background (10 per cent) and interview (five per cent)."

He said the choice of courses played a crucial role on whether candidates were awarded a scholarship or not.

He said since the results of the offer were announced last Friday, his department had received more than 2,000 appeals.

1 comment:

Tuanku said...

Dear Malaysians, Students and Readers,

Malaysian media and news can made a survey who is lying and who is telling the true to the rakyat on PSD Scholarship policies today.

Dont have to do it, common sense can tell the PSD Director General the simple answer below:-

(a)Ong Tee Kiet is CORRECT, CORRECT and CORRECT with him claim on PSD selection criteria based on 60% color race is first not meritocracy students come last:-

Malaysians agreed with this statement :- " Ong was reported to have said that the selection was based on four criteria -- merit (20 per cent), race (60 per cent), Sabah and Sarawak residents (10 per cent) and students from underprivileged groups (10 per cent)."

(b) PSD Director General should proof with supporting documents for open public review to support his statement below: - "I think he may have confused it with the distribution of scholarships. We practise a meritocracy system with the criteria: academic (75 per cent), co-curricularil activities (10 per cent), family background (10 per cent) and interview (five per cent)."

Recently I was very sick and ill to read, see and listen to one reputable elite school principal announced the result of PSD scholarship result and selection of local universities entries. Based on his voice, many students cried and upset to know that their more than 12 comrades smart students with super straigth As are denied PSD scholarship except with consolation 1 student is offered. Futhermore, the neighbor school students with less As are rewarded with full PSD scholarships and successful enter into local universities.

Based on the parents survey on both schools, we noted that the criterias mentioned by Ong is TRUE and PSD Director General is UNTRUE.

Believe it or Not, all Malaysians can do a simple survey on all schools and smart students today. Who is LYING and BUllshit in Najib's slogan on 1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now.

Dont worry , our smart students are brain drain with the long scholarships ever ready to be offered by ASEAN countries and Western countries.

Yes, Apanama...Malaysia BOLEH.

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