Like, come on?
She has helped more needy Singaporeans than any little idiots in Singapore have done & still managed to balance her studies so well that she can excel?
Are you freaks even willing to give up your leisure time to help organise charity events, etc? HUH?
And there you are complaining about "Need welfare state to help the needy, etc"
BUT ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING?
I bet most of you had only done community service by force when you are in school. FULL STOP.
I also would like to add that the Presidential scholarship has no quota in the intake.
It's all about whether you are good enough or not.
And I highly doubt that you are.
See http://www.pscscholarships.gov.sg/SCHOLARS_SPEAK/?indexar=5 for the list of scholars.
2008 has 5 scholar and 2009? 6 scholars?
And during 2011 (the year that she was awarded) there were only 4. Because there is not too many eligible people to make it a 6 but she happened to be one suitable candidate.
Blame on yourself for not doing community work as much as her. Blame on yourself for not freaking working hard.
Besides, they have a bond to serve and if they DO NOT CHANGE TO BECOME A SINGAPORE CITIZEN, the scholarship will be taken away.
and see the FAQ (http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/psc/apps/fcd_faqmain.aspx?qst=2fN7e274RAp%2bbUzLdEL%2fmCxs7iwcgv8gv2atNDOvsLDaLqZmBt5bS27YnYPj2isXkrg8sQ30IPMr3vTYRVfKAJrK1oTtV0V2kxPlyGvWMoBNngLKWXFDsmkX7JvyDXXp3MSRc4SDN0kZAAQCJmpcn9ZKta3oTQ%2bb0z7D3LfbLm%2fcKFAXuGd%2fzWxDTgbW%2fB3Fha5iKI0UiqNez%2bcnEv1nHWrafh58Cqgjflp%2bNTtYLQNxT%2bueVdCtWAFomkxBFoeWEf4aZkM0cVfMoPQAtmSBQiG8KMFzLP4e) for the presidential scholar requirement.
So please stop freaking blaming on people and use that time to work hard, do community service and get the scholarship.
PS// Sorry if I sounded a little too harsh. Am too annoyed with some idiots who enjoy putting blame on others. Anyway, feel free to give constructive comment if I am wrong. Kthx.
PSPS// I admit I am not exactly very hardworking either and definitely nowhere near any scholar position. At least I feel that she deserved it and I arent complaining. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.