26 Jul '13, 1am

A Decades-old Sad Story - by Kee Thuan Chye (Yahoo)

By Kee Thuan Chye Yahoo 26th July 2013 The intake of students into Malaysian public universities is a sad, sad story. A story that has been around for decades. A story that doesn’t want to end. Since the establishment of the quota system for Bumiputera students in 1973, non-Bumputera ones have had to take part in what is virtually a lottery when they apply for places. They may not get admitted, or they may not get the course of study they applied for even though they have the best results. When the system was introduced, 55 per cent of places were reserved for Bumiputeras, although apart from Universiti Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia, other universities reportedly admitted more Bumiputeras than was specified in the quota. Non-Bumiputera families that couldn’t tolerate the unfairness of the system decided to emigrate with the chief aim of securing higher education for...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2013/07/26/a-decades-old-sad-...

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