K. Kamine Devi was shocked that the Public Services Department (PSD) had turned down her application to study medicine overseas despite her having scored 10A1s in last year’s SPM.
This after the PSD had issued a statement recently guaranteeing scholarships for students who scored 9As in their SPM.
What was worse was that her application for a matriculation programme was also rejected.
Speaking at a press conference called by the Perak Health, Environment and Human Resources Committee chairman A. Sivanesan, Kamine said her quality control father who earns RM3,600 a month could not afford to send her overseas to pursue Medicine.
Sivanesan said the rejection of Kamine’s application made a mockery of the PSD’s earlier statement.
“The PSD should have taken the top-scorers result from the Malaysian Examination Syndicate and offer scholarships to the students. It is up to the students whether to accept or reject the scholarships,” he said.
He invited parents of bright children who faced a similar predicament to see him.
“I will assist them in writing to the PSD,” he said.