PTPTN sucks. I mean, like not as in I owe a shitload of money for my studies which I have to pay back, but in the way they prioritize Bumis over non-Bumis to get the 1% ujrah loan conversion from the usual 3% interest rate.
Seeing other people not getting what's open to you simply because you're born with it sucks. Seriously, my fellow 'Bumis' (Malays, Kadazans, Ibans and other ethnic minorities of Sabah and Sarawak), do you really feel happy receiving all this when it's apparent that it's wholly unfair?
Answer this whosoever is in charge of these things:
Is it fair that Muslims get to build mosques left and right whereas it is difficult to get permits for other places of worship to be built legally, and not in some second floor shophouse? Should I even mention the defaced bibles of Kuching?
Is it fair Malays are prioritised in organ transplants when non-Malays make up the larger share of people who actually DONATE their freakin' organs?
Is it fair that non-Bumis have to work that much harder for whatever promotions there are to be had in a government-run workplace? Which they don't get anyway despite the years they've put in?
1Malaysia my tush. I don't know how they can keep bleating about the word when it isn't even practised here.
I don't even know how to be truly happy in this country when my conscience pricks me everytime I see this happening. In Sabah, I barely notice it. Thank bejeebus.
*end of rant*
P/S: Just in case it isn't inherently obvious, I'm Bumi too.
*UPDATE* 03/04/11: Good news on the Bible issue! :) There might still be hope yet.
*UPDATE* 09/04/11: A friend of mine recently got exempted from his PTPTN study loan for graduating first class! Glad to see they made good on that promise because I think a move like that will be a really good incentive for students to get exemplary grades, hence the increase to our country's brain pool.