..where students considered the best in certain states were not selected for the scholarships.
Currently, Ong said, the selection is based on four criteria – merit (20%), race (60%), Sabah and Sarawak citizens (10%) and students from underprivileged groups (10%).
He said if meritocracy was part of the criteria, the students’ co-curriculum activities and interviews should not be included for consideration.
“Meritocracy means it should solely be the students’ results and not any other areas,” he said.
PSD criteria – 60% race 20% merit (1Malaysia – Performance Now ?)