About the first telephone calls I received this morning from supporters was that Indian students scoring 12 and 13 As in SPM did not get a place in Malaysia 14 Matriculation colleges catering for tens of thousands of almost 99% malay muslims only students. However malay muslim students getting 4 or 5 A in SPM easily get places. While the Indians appeal to get places into these matriculation colleges, Malays appeal for the colleges nearest to their homes.
(Refer The Star 16/4/2010 at page N20 Matrikulasi di Malaysia. Wikipedia Bahasa Malaysia search done on 16/4/10).
The exact number of students taken will never be made public by UMNO, in pursuit of their racist, religious extremist and supremacist One Malay-sia policy meant for Malay muslims. Our estimate based on our estimated, 90% (140, 401) of the 163,799 undergraduates (UM 28/2/09 at page 23) is from 100,000 matriculation places nationwide. Out of this a mere 0.1% of these places is estimated to be allocated for the Indians.
We are quite prepared to accept the official UMNO government figures if the full list of those taken into these 14 matriculation their their qualify.
Indians students are excluded completely from the 200,000 places in University UiTM which only admits the Malay Muslim students (Utusan Malaysia 1/1/09). About 10% of the intake every year into UiTM are foreign students who come from Muslim countries – ironically.
There are 62,000 diploma places and 60,000 degree places for 2010 at 27 Polytechnics in Malaysia (NST 22/11/09 at page 25). Our estimate is a mere 0.1% of these places will be allocated for Indian students no matter their qualifications. 8,132 Phd graduates are produced from the 20 government Universities (The Star 2/12/09 at page 20). Our estimate is a mere 0.1% of these candidates are Indians.
There are 163,779 students studying at the 20 government Universities nationwide at an annual expenditure cost of RM 2.6 billion. Our estimate is a mere 1% of this expenditure and/or University places will accrue to Indian Malaysian students.
All the above are in blatant violations of Article 12 of the Federal Constitution which provides: “Rights in respect in education: (1) Without prejudice to the generality of Article 8, there shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the grounds only of religion, race, descent or place of birth – (a) in the administration of any educational institution maintained by a public authority, and, in particular, the admission of pupils or students or the payment of fees, or (b) in providing out of the funds of a public authority financial aid for the maintenance or education of pupils or students in any educational institution (whether or not maintained by a public authority and whether within or outside the Federation).
But UMNO on a day to day basis falsely scream in the local newspapers their empty promises of fair and equal rights the latest being “kaum minoriti di Malaysia diberi layanan saksama (BH 16/4/2010 at page