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Number of non-bumi PSD scholars increased: Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 June 2009: The number of non-bumiputera students offered the Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships has increased significantly compared with 2000, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Statistics by PSD showed that 924 non-bumiputera students were among the 2,100 students offered the scholarship to pursue overseas studies this year, compared with only 150 […]

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Knotted up over scholarships

Knotted up over scholarships

“One of the most common questions is why some who scored, say 14As, were given the scholarships but some who got 19As, were not. The view is that the ministry should streamline the number of subjects…Why should you take up to 20 subjects?” Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin when he […]

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Spotlight on PSD grants

Spotlight on PSD grants

Corrected 7pm, 25 May 2009 (xlucas / sxc.hu)WE fight over the Public Service Department (PSD) overseas scholarship programme almost every year. It’s the same routine: once the recipients are announced, the media and political parties such as the MCA, MIC, Gerakan and DAP are overwhelmed with complaints that many SPM high achievers are left out. […]

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Provide equal opportunities for scholarships

Provide equal opportunities for scholarships

PETALING JAYA, 22 May 2009: Gerakan Youth urged the government to ensure that our youth has equal opportunity to pursue local tertiary education to prevent brain drain. Its secretary-general Dr Dominic Lau said it was common for top scorers to pursue their tertiary studies overseas because of lack of opportunities in Malaysia. “Quite often, after […]

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“Wholesale revamp” of scholarship system needed

“Wholesale revamp” of scholarship system needed

Azmi Sharom (right, making a point) and Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad KUALA LUMPUR, 22 May 2009: A parliamentary roundtable meeting comprising opposition Members of Parliament (MPs), academics, and former Public Services Department (PSD) scholars have called for a “wholesale revamp” of the scholarship system. Among the resolutions adopted by the roundtable was the formation of […]

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Set up body to monitor scholarship distribution

Set up body to monitor scholarship distribution

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 May 2009: Gerakan Youth has urged the government to set up an independent committee comprising education experts and the academia to monitor the distribution of government scholarships. Its chief, Lim Si Pin said this would be one way of making sure the distribution was transparent and fair for all Malaysians. “From the […]

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