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1st Malay President's Scholar in 44 years

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:11 am

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-ne ... d-20120815

By Stacey Chia & Matthias Chew


For the first time in 44 years, a Malay student has been awarded the President's Scholarship.

Mr Adil Hakeem Mohamad Rafee, 19, who studied at Raffles Institution, became the second Malay student to be awarded the country's most prestigious scholarship after Mr Ismail Ibrahim, who received the award in 1968.

He was among five recipients this year who received their awards from President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Wednesday evening.

The other four recipients are Mr Moses Soh and Mr Jarret Huang from Raffles Institution; Miss Alicia Tee from of Hwa Chong Institution, and Mr Shaun Lim from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent).

Raffles Institution
Mr Adil Hakeem Mohamad Rafee
Mr Moses Soh
Mr Jarret Huang

Hwa Chong Institution
Miss Alicia Tee

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Mr Shaun Lim
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Re: 1st Malay President's Scholar in 44 years

Postby Way2GO » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:58 am

Well done.
Hope he don't disappear fr SG like Ismail Ibrahim.

Dis Mikail Kalimuddin, HCJC, President scholar 2009, not Malay arh?

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Re: 1st Malay President's Scholar in 44 years

Postby jtoh » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:07 am

Way2GO wrote:Well done.
Hope he don't disappear fr SG like Ismail Ibrahim.

Dis Mikail Kalimuddin, HCJC, President scholar 2009, not Malay arh?


Maybe he's Eurasian? Mikail sounds Russian. ;)

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Re: 1st Malay President's Scholar in 44 years

Postby Daddy D » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:16 am

And he's applying to study liberal arts in Yale... :salute:
Road less travelled for SG scholars?

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Re: 1st Malay President's Scholar in 44 years

Postby pinky » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:21 am

Way2GO wrote:Well done.
Hope he don't disappear fr SG like Ismail Ibrahim.
Dis Mikail Kalimuddin, HCJC, President scholar 2009, not Malay arh?

what happened to him?

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Re: 1st Malay President's Scholar in 44 years

Postby Way2GO » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:34 am

jtoh wrote:Maybe he's Eurasian? Mikail sounds Russian. ;)


Yea, I was thrown off by Mikail too.
Kalimuddin is Malay(?) n he looks Malay.
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Re: 1st Malay President's Scholar in 44 years

Postby Nebbermind » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:36 am

pinky wrote:
Way2GO wrote:Well done.
Hope he don't disappear fr SG like Ismail Ibrahim.
Dis Mikail Kalimuddin, HCJC, President scholar 2009, not Malay arh?

what happened to him?

The only guy I knew who disappeared (for a while) was Mas...he was no scholar.... :evil:

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Re: 1st Malay President's Scholar in 44 years

Postby Way2GO » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:38 am

pinky wrote:what happened to him?

Don't know.
However understand he left SG n related to new Min of MICA.

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