A total 161 Malaysian Indian students have been given the Public Services Department Scholarships. Initially, the figure stood at 34 students, then it became 72. MIC leaders appealed that the community be given more scholarships and now the figure is 161. Why couldn't the PSD give the 161 students scholarships in the first place. Do they get pleasure in seeing us "beg", then throw us the "bone"? I still stand with my view that Indian students must be allocated 250 out of the 2,000 PSD scholarships offered. The PSD has also stated that all those who obtained 9As and above, in their SPM last year would be offered scholarships to study basic science courses in local public universities and four foreign universities campuses located in Malaysia, recognised by the JPA. These students are the cream and they are being given basic science courses!!! For me, that does not sound right. What do you think?
My name is M. Saravanan. Currently serving as the Federal Territories Deputy Minister. I am also the MIC Vice-President and the party's Federal Territory head. I am starting this blog with the hope of getting closer to the people of this beloved nation. I hope to hear your comments, brickbrats or whatever it might be. Thank you for your contribution and God Bless.