Sunday, May 9, 2010

UMNO’s DPM: Malays lagging in education despite hoarding up 100% of the 200,000 places in UITM and 90% public University places!

The UMNO Deputy Prime Minister says this despite hoarding up 100% of the UITM’s 200,000 places (UM 1/1/2009) and 90% of the 163,799 places in the 20 other local universities (The Star 2/12/09 at page N 20) plus 10,248 Phd graduates (The Star 2/12/09 at page N 20) and the 62,000 diploma and 60,000 degree places for 2010 at the 27 Polytechnics in Malaysia. This is not including the RM 1.24 billion scholarships to 1,500 top SPM students to study overseas, 99.9% of whom are non Indians, and the estimated 100,000 Malay muslim students in the 14 matriculation colleges nationwide.
This level of direct discrimination, racism, religious extremism and supremacy does not happen in any other part of the world except in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malay-sia.
All this is in violation of article 12 of the Federal Constitution which provides that :-
Article 12 of the Federal Constitution provides that “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).
Having grabbed all and excluded about 98% of the deserving Indian students opportunities, this UMNO DPM now has the cheek to say that Malays are lagging in education.
P. Uthayakumar