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Scholarships should be based on merit, not nationality: Baey | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Scholarships should be based on merit, not nationality: Baey | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Tampines MP Baey Yam Keng shared his thoughts on the online backlash that ensued from comments he made to a local … [UPDATE on 24 Feb at 3:40pm - adding Baey's clarification on scholarships] No matter where a scholarship comes from, nationality should not factor into the decision of who receives it, says Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC Baey Yam Keng . "Whether they are a GLC (government-linked company), the government or a private company, they all want good people to work for them," he told Yahoo! Singapore in an interview on Thursday. He said that a scholarship should be awarded based on meritocracy, and should not be allocated specifically to locals or foreigners. "If a local is as good or better than the foreigner, I think the local should get it. It shouldn't be because I want a foreigner, therefore I will settle for (a candidate with) a lower standard… bec...

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