Scholarships for all top students

A right step was taken yesterday when the PM announced that all those who obtained 9A+ will be given scholarship to study.

This is to reward meritocracy. Since our country, if we are prudent with other spendings, will have more than enough funds for its best students, it should have rewarded scholarship to all top students irrespective of race and their background.

Scholarship is actually to reward excellence, and education is an area where money spent will do tons of good to the nation in future.  It is better than spending on white elephants projetcs where only cronies benefited.

In fact, money spent on education should not be regarded as subsidy, but rather investments.

I hope this is a good start, and maybe when budget can be trimmed from other areas, later on we can even give scholarships to all students with 9As, 8As, 7As and so on.

There must also be funds allocated as loans and bursaries for all students who are accepted by universities but are too poor to pursue their goals of tertiary education.

We are a blessed country in terms of natural resources, and we should have used these resources to develop our human resources in a meaningful way long long ago, instead of following the narrow path of ethnic quotas which have resulted in so much resentment among the younger generations, and this is one of the main cause of why there is polarisation of students at tertiary institutions, the perceived unfair treatment.

Of course, as expected,  the right wing group Perkasa has again objected to this, and wanted scholarship to be given based on quotas.. With the Old Horse behind this right wing people, it will be tough for PM to push through reforms to make the playing fields more level, and this has resulted in taking “2 steps forwards and one step back”, and at times, it is 2 steps forward and 3 steps back.

( I am still on leave from bloggings,  but decided to write a short note on this)

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. klm
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 14:09:59

    See. Dr Hsu. You just got to blog. There are too many stupid things in this country that you just have to vomit blood.

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  2. sosong
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 14:28:30

    Sure one, Perkasa will make noise, this country no hope lah, I oledi tell non bumi youngsters who get good result, look for elsewhere, spore, hk, usa etc for your further study either scholarship or own efford?

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  3. CYC
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 14:59:43

    Chinese can lobby through Chinese Perkasa mastermind by Donald Duck Lim. No worry !

    When that also failed, then Gelakan youth can issue a challenge to DAP : get those scholarships for the Chinese students if u think u r so good and powerful.

    KTK continue to hide his face under the pillow.

    The script was ready long ago.

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  4. JusticenEquality
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:15:46

    Just be patient, the Old Horse is not getting younger or his mind sharper.
    Lets hope he hand on a little while longer after GE13 when PR occupies Putrajaya.

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  5. disgusted
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 23:19:40

    CYC, Looking at the response from commentators, the ending is a roasted duck.

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  6. romerz
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 03:07:03

    A better right step is what the PR Selangor government did in proposing that the Selangor PAC be headed by their arch enemies!

    So who is more interested in good governance and looking after the rakyat?

    http://romerz.blogspot.com/2010/07/paul-says-pr-selangor-cares-more-for.html

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  7. CYC
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 14:26:23

    Disgusted,

    Roasted duck or Sotong goreng?

    Donald duck or Naked Chua, what is the difference? Still bared all for others to see their presumed toughness while crying in silence for divine’s help.

    Najib repeatedly announcing feel good policy to lure non bumi votes. But, cakap saja tarak buat. Bodoh punya Cina & India turut sorak: 1Malaysia. Right hand liberalised 27 sectors by abolishing compulsory bumi equities, left hand setting up Equinas to increase bumi participation in key business entities. Right mouth uttered 1Malaysia for NEM, left arse farting to say not committed on eliminating NEP.

    He is just ejecting semen but not masturbating. KTK echoed with a big YA, BETUL, while CSL had an erection and claimed mission accomplished to the Chinese community.

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  8. lcw
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 15:55:40

    U think that they are that sincere ?
    Hve you heard of preferential treatment of submitted exam papers.
    Still think you can still get 9A ?
    Think again ! Hope again !!!!!

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  9. disgusted
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 21:51:53

    I never had any hopes on Najib, his re-packaging or his rhetoric. I think an article on him will appear in freemalaysiatoday soon.

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  10. CYC
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 15:38:37

    GELAKAN : 八风吹不动, 当做纸老虎。

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  11. A true Malaysian
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 18:19:45

    Dr. Hsu, I don’t see you are any sharper while on short break from bloggings. What is A+ in the first instant? > 90 marks, any marks or varies according to subject for that matter?

    You see, these Umno people, with the indifferent attitude of Gerkan, MIC, MCA …… can’t even give our students a clear cut marks for various scores. A+ this year is likely not the same as A+ next year.

    No wonder we hear stories of our 9A+ JPA scholarship holders flop in foreign universities. Come on, I agree fully scholarships should be awarded on merit basis, but at the same time, financial position of each family is an important factor as well. 9A+ students from rich family should has the grace of giving chance to poorer family students who score, let say 8A or lesser than that.

    Even then, high marks should be set for A+, if not, more problems will arise. Our children are in this kind of situation. It’s sad, very sad.

    Political landscape need to be revamped totally to arrest many rots, even then, there is no guarantee. But, I have trust in ‘them’. It is obvious who are ‘them’ here.

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  12. atila
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 01:50:42

    scholarships??

    should shape the society to save for childrens education. cannot depend at this govt anymore,
    going bengkerap…5years like idris jala said.

    now bring in “robber” like goldman to KL after goldman bengkerap Greek.

    no wonder msia is shaping now exact Greek.

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  13. CYC
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 11:41:00

    Dr,

    The world moves too fast. B4 u could finish your research, price already up. Fortunately inflation still keep in checked according to your silly comrades, the govt of the day, BN. Bull shit!

    People need to tighten their belt but govt agencies keep inflating their operation budget. What a “stimulating” logic that will arouse your sexual appetite ! Only people with PhD like KTK could comprehend with his underutilised wisdom.

    Agreed with subsidies cut but why only on consumer items? What about industrial or commercial categories items ? Pro business and anti rakyat? Road side economists can offer better answer than all those half cooked PhD. Do they know that our car price is the second highest after Singapore in terms of McDonald Index ? Lousy public transport high car price but yet subsudising Proton, are they expecting the rakyats to bear all those exorbitant unnecessary costs just to maintain one idiot’s ego?

    I make a vow : I would rather vote for Ibrahim Ali if he stand on PR ticket than Dr. Hsu if he stand on BN ticket. I have forfeited my rights (for my entire life) to vote for BN. I have just acquired a life long rights to condemn Gelakan, MCA & UMNO and make them a past tense soonest possible.

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  14. wisely
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 19:40:48

    My personal view is this:

    Number of straight As will keep on increase and we will never be able to give enough scholarships to everyone who wants or needs.

    My suggestion is this:

    Give scholarships to master or PHD students and made them sign 10 years service in return to lecture in IPTA or IPTS. Raise the local universities and colleges standard and then give only local scholarship. This will benefit the nation and country.

    The problem today is:

    Scholarship only benefit individuals who may not return to serve the people nor country. Top doctors from top universities who cost gov over a million each opt to stay oversea and pay back few ten of thousand only in installment and benefit themselves. Why must we use taxpayers money to sent them oversea in the first place?

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