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Poser over 11A+ scorer's failure to win PSD scholarship

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The government has been urged to explain why Teh Xin Yi, who scored 11A+ in the Sijil Pelajan Malaysia examinations, has failed to obtain a Public Services Department (PSD) scholarship as promised.

The Ipoh lass had applied for the PSD's Special Programme to study engineering in Japan, South Korea, France and Germany (JKPJ).

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok said Teh's failure to receive a scholarship contradicted Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department SK Devamany's reply to Parliament that the minimum requirement to qualify for the JKPJ scholarship was 7As.

"Devamany and PSD must explain how she failed in her application when there are 200 scholarship places under the JKPJ Special Programme and Teh is one of the 102 students who had scored A+ in all subjects taken in the 2016 SPM examination," she said in a statement today.

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