[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… because ultimately people want good talents, so the nationality should not be an issue at all," he added.
Baey was speaking in reference to scholarships that are currently awarded to both locals and foreigners, making the point thatRead More »from Scholarships should be based on merit, not nationality: Baey