Sunday, June 16, 2019

Harsh & very cruel reality of education in Mahathir's "New" Malaysia!

From Sun Daily:

Review scholarship policy for national unity and progress

by Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam

I WAS touched by the sad letter written by Ho Jan Yang in a daily yesterday entitled Harsh reality of education in Malaysia!

Ho bluntly stated that “I am a victim of the Injustice in our education system, which seems to defy the global trend, by awarding scholarships to students, based on not academic excellence, but racial agendas!”

I understand that his serious view is shared by most fair-minded Malaysians and especially non-bumi parents and particularly our non-bumi students.

The Ministry of Education under the new Pakatan Harapan government, definitely owes it to all Malaysians, bumis and non-bumis, to comprehensively clarify the truth of this sensitive matter, as soon as possible. This is essential in to protect and promote our national unity and progress.

Ho claims that he achieved all as in his UPSR, PMR and SPM examinations, but got “Zero scholarships for my tertiary education”.

Even his application for a loan from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) was rejected.

Those who are compassionate can easily empathise and sympathise with Ho, the aggrieved complainant.

We also wonder what this apparent injustice can do to undermine Ho’s and many other students sense of loyalty, patriotism and pride in our country Malaysia?

How will this apparently discriminatory scholarship policy and practice, aggravate the severe brain drain of our best talents to more enticing foreign countries, both near and far?

How do we progress at a faster pace in economic growth and better income distribution and even shared wealth, if we continue to reject some of our best students, on the basis of arguments that are archaic and unsustainable, for moving forward in the modern world of the digital economy?

But first of all, we need to know the full facts of this pathetic appeal by Ho for his “hope for a silver lining in the cloud of challenges confronting Malaysian students now”.

We appeal to the Ministry of Education to respond and to clarify Ho’s difficult and regrettable scholarship experiences.

I would also appeal to the new Pakatan government to review and revise the present scholarship policies and practices, to enhance rather than erode National Unity and the future progress of our country.

Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam

Asli Centre of Public Policy Studies


  1. How did things get so bad? Did it happen overnight? Since May 9, 2018?

    No, the rot started in the 60s and cumulatively got worse under the last FIFTEEN Education Ministers, all from one race and one ruling coalition.

  2. all other race should Begin to be BIAS and be Thinking & Stop Buying, Trading and helping the Supremacist Arab Malay IS Islam Brotherhood of UMNO-PAS-BN sultan-Agong_Govenor terrorist Groups....for the next 60 Years after you have left the education system....This is to help other Religion of Peace RACE to Prosper and atch the Arab Malay Supremacist Race Suffer....ITs waorking now and So many of these Arab Malay Supremacist race are converting out of Islam and Marrying out of Islam to have a better life....In time we will Sack Malaya from Sabah Sarawak...lets the chaos continue in malaya until it breaks up to 10 New Nation...the Loser Arab Malay Supremacist can stick to their Caliph State of Kelantan Bangsat Negara State.... No Arab Malay Bias Run administration, state or Nation is ANY GOOD in Malaysia or in this world!!...if you have brains....look around and watch the Islam Space!!

  3. " Supremacist Arab Malay IS Islam Brotherhood of UMNO-PAS-BN sultan-Agong_Govenor terrorist Groups"

    Don't forget Pribumi.

  4. The problem with the Cina is the same as the problem with homos.

    Homos should stop complaining about persecution and discrimination and just pray the gay away. Cina should just masuk Melayu.

    Both cases, problems solved.