MEDIA STATEMENT FROM YB V. SIVAKUMAR, TRONOH STATE ASSEMBLYMAN,
ON 03 NOVEMBER 2012 IN THE SUBJECT OF
‘DOUBLE-STANDARD EDUCATION LOAN OR SCHOLARSHIP OR 1MALAYSIA?’
1MALAYSIA? REALLY? HOW IS IT MATERILIZED IN PERAK EDUCATION LOAN MATTER?
Perak State Government does not offer scholarship to ‘Anak Perak’ (Perakian). All this while they practice only offering loans to Anak Perak. By taking this loan, an Anak Perak needs to pay back the State Government after their studies.
It is very true for a poor man to curse the Perak State Government which can spend very huge money and unnecessarily on mega projects and white elephants but the government has no allocation for scholarship funds for a Perak-born. It looks as though Perak is giving out loan because it is following other states giving loan or scholarship.
The government should seriously think of a way to provide scholarship to Anak Perak rather than providing loan only. This will encourage Anak Perak to do well in their studies. Also it is proper for the Perak State Government gives some other privileges to the scholarship students such as jobs or business opportunities. The government must be serious to help Anak Perak and especially those who can produce excellent academic performance regardless of race and religion.
Najib is promoting 1Malaysia whereby in Perak, there are 2 types of Education Loans; Anak Perak Loan for Malay and Non-Malay. So, where does this 1Malaysia fits in these Loans? Two separate loans based on races in two enactments. Why is it so? Why is this double-standard? Zambry does not agree to practice Najib’s 1Malaysia concept?
This matter was raised in the Perak State Assembly sitting recently and the answer was very much predicted; that is, it will be combined in the near future.
When do Zambry and his goons will amend these ‘Anak Perak categorized by Race’ enactments to make as one loan?
Speaking on it, just by saying having the intention, is not enough. Only execution proofs everything!