This article from The Star seems to confirm that our government doesn't seem to be able to implement policy in a consistent manner. Why does a top student have to be worried about getting a scholarship!? It's absolutely ridiculous!!
Melisa Sia Yuk Ying of the Kian Kok Middle School here, who scored 16A1s and wants to do medicine, is now worried that she will not be given a scholarship meant for top scorers as her name is not on the list.
Just like many cases of wronged top students politicians have hijacked her problems. They now have made statements seemingly in support of her but more importantly the MCA politician has gotten free publicity about a "good" deed. That's just too bad. you scratch my back, I massage your back.
I know Bank Negara reserves scholarships for top SPM scorers according to the Syndicate's list. Because Melisa isn't on the list she's going to have a problem. However, I also won't surprised if Melisa gets her hopes dashed as Bank Negara even dared to even reject the Top Malay Scorer for SPM 2005, Ahnaf. A cynic would point out Bank Negara used Ahnaf to further the vendetta of some politicians against Singapore. At that time Ahnaf was on Asean scholarship in Singapore.
Now Melisa and her parents are going after Hishamuddin. Why does everything have to be so political. Our government shouldn't always allow the issue wronged top scorers become an embarrassment about irregular government policy. Nothing changes.........
~multum in parvo~