Malaysiakini’s Disappointed HRP leaves memo at palace gates reported (extracts):
HRP members, some wheelchair-bound, gathered at the palace gates holding banners calling for the Agong to intervene and redress the problem of marginalisation of Indian students.
Besides requesting the King to set up a royal commission of inquiry on the problem, the memorandum also called for the abolition of the higher secondary school STPM examinations and their replacement with a single pre-university course for all regardless of race.
So HRP wants the nation’s education system to go DOWN to the lowest denominator?
The HRP also called for a United Nations official to head the selection committee for the allocation of public service department (PSD) scholarships as well as matriculation and university placements for the next five years.
“This UN official will ensure that the allocation process is done equally,” said Uthayakumar
I have never heard a more stupid proposal. Can you imagine any country using a UN official to head its committee for awarding government scholarships?
The point is Uthayakumar knows that it’s unlikely so it’s just his usual bravado grandstanding – all talk to gain attention as if he’s doing something, but in reality nothing useful on this issue had been done.