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The 1988 ST article which disappeared

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As posted earlier, one of the articles which disappeared online is the following. Click to enlarge and read it. As you can see it was scanned from a hard copy of the article. The ST issue is no longer available online. The entire ST issue for 20th August 1988 has been taken down from NewspaperSG.

Note that the date 20th Aug is not hyperlinked. That ST issue is no longer available online.

As stated previously, the article says that Patrick Tan was already in Harvard studying even before he was awarded President’s Scholar. So I’m not sure about what to make of all those claims that he was granted disruption primarily because he was President Scholar. Perhaps he was notified of this award much earlier, but I have no idea when the PSC panel which awards the President Scholarship makes their decision. Other newspaper articles say that President Scholarship for males is awarded and judged partly on the individual’s performance in their National Service, so the big question of course is how much earlier could the young Patrick Tan have been informed of the impending President’s Scholar award? Can someone tell me when awardees are usually notified?

A more comprehensive post will be put up later on this.

Written by defennder

August 3, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Posted in Singapore affairs

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  1. I dunno much about 1988, but currently, I believe that the recipients of the presidents scholarship are informed beforehand. The schools at least are informed in advance of the actual presentation. In fact, the recipients will probably know about it soon after the OMS (and other scholarships) are given out. The weird thing is how he can disrupt without taking an OMS or equivalent scholarship. It cant be for medicine studies, you cannot study undergraduate medicine in the US


    August 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM

  2. Hello,
    why didn’t you tell us the first student in the top image is Kee Chiu Chan ?
    No wonder the Lau-Lan face is so familiar !

    Now we can all Kee Chiu !


    August 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM

  3. Bro, once you have done your analysis, do let us know… 🙂


    August 3, 2011 at 9:29 PM

  4. president’s scholarship is an add-on award given to psc scholars, usually OMS or SAFOS (both eligible for disruption).


    August 4, 2011 at 11:56 PM

  5. Patrick Tan is NOT a PSC scholar according to his official CV which he has online. He only had Loke Cheng Kim Scholarship (1987) and President’s Scholarship (1988)… and definitely his father’s helping hand 🙂

    BTW, @exscholar are you a PAP troll? I read recently that the PAP is using anonymous blog commenting to counter the bad publicity their “implicitly endorsed” presidential candidate is receiving.

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