Kuala Lumpur, May 22 : The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has appealed to the Government to reconsider the appeal of 187 Indian high achievers who were unsuccessful in their applications for Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships this year.
MIC president S. Samy Vellu said that he made the appeal during a meeting with Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Sidek Hassan.
He said Sidek was very receptive and promised to do his best to help.
This year, only 72 Indian students received PSD scholarships out of the 2,000 scholarships awarded.
Samy Vellu said MIC secretary-general S. Subramaniam, who is the Human Resources Minister, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department S.K. Devamany and MIC Education Bureau chief T. Marimuthu would also meet PSD director-general Ismail Adam over the issue.
The Star Online quoted him as saying to students to inform the party headquarters if they received fresh offers of scholarships from the Government.