Sunday, March 25, 2007

Police Story Unfulfilled

He wanted to be like his hero Jackie Chan in the movie Police Story, but as a real life police officer in the RMP.

Alas, his BSc wasn’t recognised and thus his dreams was frustrated.

A heartbreaking tale of a degree that’s good for the Malaysian private sector but isn’t good enough for the government sector.


  1. Hi KT,
    The worst period of impact of NEP quotas on university admissions was in the 1970's and 1980's. It was Very difficult for Non-Bumis to gain admission to local U's and TAR college was an important outlet for Chinese students especially. It produced graduates of reasonable quality and they were well received in the private sector. The major catch was they were not recognised by the government. Some private sector companies took advantage of that, too, by offering them lower salaries than the normal pay scale for graduates.
    I thought there had been some movement towards getting TAR college qualifications recognised, but maybe I'm mistaken.

    The police force these days is actually quite a bit more receptive to non-Bumi candidates. Recruitment numbers have fallen so ridiculous low that there is pressure on the top to have at least some non-Bumi faces in the force.

  2. That probably point to the reason they want 'dumb' coppers in the 80-90's, maklumlah 'smart' officers are harder to 'korrupt'.. ehem

  3. If TARC diploma, advanded diploma and bachelor degree not recognise by government, there is very difficult for TARCIAN to futher study at local or private university and totally no chance to join government servant.