Friday, June 22, 2007

The Never Ending Story (2)


From the NST:

Michelle Lee (not her real name) had always dreamt of being a pharmacist.
When she received a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0 in her Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia examination, she thought it was enough to secure a place in any university to take any course she liked. And, of course, she chose pharmacy.There were only three universities in the country offering the course, so she put all three down in her application, with Universiti Malaya as her first choice. Even with her stellar results, it was not to be. When the public university entrance results were announced on Monday, Lee found out she had been relegated to her fourth choice — human resource management.

"Now I just feel sad and insulted," a dejected Lee told MCA education bureau chief Wee Ka Siong yesterday.

Besides Wee, Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat and Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai were also present to give direction and advice to the students.

"Currently, we have received six genuine cases of students with a CGPA of 4.0 (including Lee) who did not get their preferred subjects and we will do our best to help them with their appeal," said Wee.

I think MCA and other component parties should stop taking this approach. It has continued for far too long. As long as I can remember. What they should do it to talk to the Ministry of Higher Education, of which Dato' Ong Tee Keat is a Deputy Minister, and urge the ministry to come out with clear and concise guidlines on entry requirements.

Why should we subject students with perfect score to the appeal process? They are not beggars. Although many politicians do not mind playing beggar politics and yet trying to claim credit from it.

These disgrunted candidates have no problem moving overseas for their studies, resulting in perpetual brain drain of our own doing.

Are we practicing 'gostan' (backward) politics?


Picture courtesy of NST.

32 comments:

koolgeek said...

yes we are going backward

Anonymous said...

Life is never a straight line - pl face reality

Anonymous said...

You have to compete for the 20% quota

Anonymous said...

Life is never a straight line?

Ha, more so for those walking with a "wheelchair" - courtesy of BN and NEP.

The laws of evolutionary progression would suggest that after having the wheelchair for an extended period, the legs will wither away and the individual WILL eventually be trully cacat.

Yup, life is not straight. careful on the sting at the end.....

Those who achieve with their own sweat and play by the rules of the survival of the fittest - will yet again prevail.

Anonymous said...

Fine if that's what you think, pl take a walk and l...e

Anonymous said...

I hope these people get the message that they are not wanted however great they think their achievements are. Pl take a walk to you know where , places that you are accepted.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the melayu raya idiot is still around.

Take your own advice and walk out of Malaysia - we don't need bigots in this country.

Or any country for that matter.

Anonymous said...

No need for melayu raya or others to tell you that you are persona non grata in my country. Your motherland is so big just go

Khoo Kay Peng said...

Anon 12:22am,

I will remind you for the last time. If you continue to ask fellow Malaysians to get out of this country, you are not welcomed on my blog.

Let me put it to you, I am as Bumiputera as you are. Take this message back to whoever hiring you to post these stupid and racist messages on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Good one, Mr Khoo.

Do us a favour, kindly delete his racist messages.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yiak... KKP a bumiputra! Welcome to the club. Pl tell these fellas to respek Bumiputra

Anonymous said...

Don't need to bodek Mr Khoo lah.

I only respect level-headed people, not racists who constantly chant their "get out" mantras to fellow Malaysians in blogs.

Anonymous said...

What fellow malaysians are you talking about. Pl KKP tell them we dont want to be associated with these scum

Anonymous said...

I'll make it clear - the scumbags are those who tell their fellow citizens to leave the country just because their skin colors are different.

Such "people" if you can call them that deserve nothing but contempt and disgust from me.

Anonymous said...

The lesson we can get from this episode is do not mock others if you don't want to be mocked. But its probably too late, and I do hope not

Anonymous said...

The real crux of the matter is that do not wish for your fellow citizens to leave Malaysia just because I don't like your skin colour.

Anonymous said...

Dont get me wrong it is ok you dont like my skin colour I have no problem with that. But dont polute my country with unclean animal ( pig sty), unlawful business like prostitution and pirate dvd, corruption ( giving of undertable money culture glorify money culture etc etc. You can always stay here and work work work and pay tax. Its ok with me. Aaa also dont ban that anons from visiting your blog , no fun like that laa

Anonymous said...

When will these racist idiots learn that Malaysia is for Malaysians and cease all this idiotic racial mud-slinging?

Anonymous said...

Anon 1121 why he dont like your skin colour. He racist kaa, and he can see your skin colour from the blog? I think not easy to laa Bumi got yellow clour got brown and even black. Heck, Bumi is multi racial laa, so he cannot be racist. So only racist is non Bumi. So non Bumi is biggest problem

Anonymous said...

Malaysia are for malaysian? Aah time for review by democratic procees. Dont worry Bumi you only contribute 20% tax meaning your stake is too small to be a risk

Anonymous said...

Destablize the country by voting anti national elements to power. This will be a wake up call for the sleeping majority

DaretoDream said...

For all the young and aspiring Malaysians, I have just this one thing to say: Go for the best, your first choice. If you cannot get it in your own country, try elsewhere. You may return to Malaysia later. There is nothing wrong too if you prefer not to return. It is everything wrong if you settle for second or fourth choice(as was tossed to Michelle Lee).

BrianFong said...

Khoo is right. Gerakan, MCA should get their act together and have a dialog with the Ministry of Higher Education. I have high respect for Dtk Ong TK - pls do not fail the deserving students.

This so call Affirmative Action which discriminates against the minority should be relook into if Malaysia is to compete in the globalised world.

Khoo Kay Peng said...

Brian,

The problem is some of us are very myopic. We think that our natural resources are infinite.

If the nation is to prosper from the brains it has, then it has to learn to respect all human beings the same regardless of ethnicity.

Readers, forget about a fellow anon here who is very good at posting racist and plain stupid statements on my blog. If you react to him, you will be no different.

Just ignore him. I feel sorry for him. It has to do with his upbringing. I will delete any messages that are overtly racist.

Anonymous said...

KayPeng,

None in the country can change anything when article 153 is still intact.

There will NEVER be any level playing field in education when race is favoured over brains.

Today, I wept for Malaysia

LangChiaPek
langchiapek@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Let's work towards abolishing Art 153. What can we give to the diehards in return?

Anonymous said...

The country choose to mediocre, so be it. We'll move elsewhere where we are needed

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Anonymous said...

people can never be equal,because we cannot be the same...but when the reward is always not proportionate with the effort, it is quite frustrating. Unity is meaningless if endless sacrifaction subsist.Article 153 of the Federal Constitution can be challenged if it is perverse though the amendment subject to the consent of some VIPs....the highest law should not be respected if there is no sense of law...we demand the spirit of law...

Anonymous said...

In brunei you re steless. In malaysia by also recognising you as stateless you cant demand anything

Anonymous said...

Who is stateless in Malaysia? Name them please.

Anonymous said...

We'll come to that when we review the social contract