Monday, June 20, 2011

Realiti of scholarships finally

After a few months of controversy on the scholarships.
It appeared to be an impossible dream for most of the appealing.  This also meant that whatever the political party had predicted if this problem are not solve will come true.
Let's recall what they had predicted.

[Dr Wee said these government officers set their own selection criteria and did not follow what the Cabinet had decided.

“If this trend continues, many Barisan Nasional parties will have to close shop because such a practice will only scare away young voters.
“Many talented young people will also be driven away and this will make the brain drain problem even worse,” he told a press conference at Wisma MCA yesterday.
Dr Wee said students who scored full A+ in the SPM examination were not given priority during the selection process, and were only offered open scholarships for government matriculation programmes or vacancies at local universities.
An open scholarship for matriculation studies is financial assistance given to students only after they have obtained good results during their first year in the programme.
“However, students who obtained poorer results were awarded scholarships to study at universities overseas,” he said.]

Looks like whatever they had predicted will happen after all, as they don't really care any more.
We can roughly know what is going to happen during the election as they failed to fight or show their influence in the matter.
What they had achieved are for those who are scored all A+ in all their subjects.  This meant that those who are taking the subject of Mandarin will be a loser as only a handful of them scored A+ in Mandarin.
So, some students with 10A+ and A in Mandarin will not have the opportunity at all as previously hoping eagerly yet disappointed for the second time.  As for those who are taking  9 or 10 subjects without Mandarin are consider lucky as their appeal are look into. 
Those students who are already in matriculation was told that their cases are not looking into as they are consider bad luck to be in that group.  This was told by the matriculation students where officers from JPA held a meeting with them recently.  As for the diploma cases, they are being taken care of and given the choice of the field they intent to pursue, better than those in matriculation. 
What do you think of the JPA officers' answers will affect the students?  Think again.  Of course, they have created a group of unhappy ones and they have decided what to do in future, definitely.  How can we blame them as they are not treated the right way it should or given a better reason for not getting any changes!  Just given a reason of  'nasib tak baik'.
The situation is just like asking the students to love and yet they are not being love! 
This also meant that those students taking more subjects especially mandarin will be on the losing side.
What should the students do to their mother tongue that they love?  This will surely affect some of them if not many.
Another sad ending.
It's better that the political party involved should not have taken up this responsibility as the risk of not fulfilling are high.  However, they had tried and it only showed how much they can!  A pity job that will definitely affected the trust given. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Property man of the year 2010- Dato' Alan Tong Kok Mau, the Condo King

Watch the video of someone who said:
To be successful, you need to put in a lot of handwork, very hopeful start, encouraging and treat everyone as family. 
To be inspire by him of his far sighted vision, watch the video at,

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Malaysia scholarship mess and politics interfere - voice of the victims,suggestions, problems

These are appeals from the students who became victims of the adults doing:

July 13 2011 (The Star) & by M. Rajah (Obviously not farsighted enough) Frankly speaking
“I am not asking to be sent abroad. I would be very happy just to have the opportunity to further my studies.
“Even those who did not do as well as me were given scholarships and I am sad to have been overlooked,” she said.

It was sad that a financially needy student, who scored 8A+s, did not qualify for the scholarship.
“But the scholarship has instead gone to an 11A+ student whose family can afford his or her tertiary education,”

“On one hand, the purpose of the scholarship is to reward top scorers but on the other hand, what happens to good students who miss the cut marginally but really need assistance?” 

a)  why not just publish the full list of recipients with their SPM or STPM results? This will settle the issue once and for all. What is there to hide?
b)  there is an urgent need for a total revamp of the award system.
c)   it’s only fair that the authorities set aside a larger provision for those from poor and middle-income groups. c)  And should those from the poor families not make the number, only then could the remaining awards be given to the deserving rich ones
 d) The provision of a quality education is the responsibility of the Government to ensure nation building and prevent the brain drain.
e) scholarships for undergraduate studies should be given out for places in local universities while scholarships for overseas studies should only be given for postgraduate courses.
f) Fair disbursement is the recognition which, will in the long run, encourage our brilliant minds to serve the country.
g) JPA is in obvious need of some of these brilliant minds as well to help put its house in order.

Problems arise:

a)  these irregularities arise because of the department officers’ self-interpretation of the current system where the formula for scholarship disbursement is based on allocating 60% of the 1,500 places based on the country’s racial composition, 20% on merit regardless of race, 10% for Sabah and Sarawak bumiputras and the remaining 10% for students who are socially disadvantaged

b) Those who have attained excellent results but are from well-to-do backgrounds should not deprive the deserving students from low- and middle-income families.

c)  Often, financial constraints and poverty are the main reasons that hold many brilliant Malaysians back from pursuing higher education, irrespective of race.

d)  In the past, priority for the needy was the norm. Sadly, these days it is sometimes who you know who can help pull strings that decides if a scholarship is awarded. Otherwise, it is based on the interpretation of the officers in charge of who is “deserving” and falls under the respective quotas.

e) If the authority that has been given the task to fairly disburse scholarships is unable to carry out its mandate, it reflects a failure on the part of the Government to help deserving brilliant minds to further develop their potential and contribute to the development of the nation.
This in the long-run will only encourage the young minds to look for alternatives elsewhere, such as Singapore that offers scholarships to attract quality workforce from beyond its own borders.

f) should the JPA scholarship controversy remain unsolved, many frustrated parents from the middle-income group will (and some already have), look for scholarship opportunities for their school-going children to join, for example, Singapore’s high schools and junior colleges, just to ensure that they have a clearer path for tertiary education there, instead of in Malaysia.

g) JPA is obviously not far- sighted enough to realise that this perennial controversy over the disbursement of scholar- ships will eventually intensify the current brain drain facing our country.
Being the key recruiting agency for the country, the JPA should take its role seriously in giving recognition to deserving students.

syllabus for Perakaunan Ting. 6

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Life can take away our ages, but not our memories.
People can take away our rights, but not our capabilities.
Time can take away our days, but not our hopes.
Tides can take away the sand, but not the beautiful scenery
Money can take away our opportunities , but not our dreams.
There is always a hope and a dream out there and
we are always able to hope, to dream no matter what happens!
We just need to stand on what we believe and what we are capable and what we want after all.
And live life to the fullest!