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    Why quota system for matriculation studies was retained

    (Updated )

    Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy is not surprised that the cabinet has retained the quota system for admission to the pre-university matriculation programme at - 90 percent for bumiputeras and 10 percent for non-bumiputeras.

    Fearing backlash from sections of the Malay-Muslim community, it is apparent that the Pakatan Harapan government decided to maintain the status-quo in the admission quota, Ramasamy said.

    However, he noted that the number of admissions to the programme was increased to 40,000 students, while the intake has increased to 36,000 (bumiputeras) and a mere 4,000 (non-bumiputeras)...

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