A Malays saying goes “kalau tak ada angin masakan pokok bergoyang” literally to mean rumors or stories are there for certain reason. Hence there is definitely reason behind this revelation as reported by The Star:

The Prime Minister’s Department was queried if overseas scholarships were given to Ministers’ and Mentris Besar’s children despite not doing well in examinations.

Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh (BN-Kalabakan) said he received information that VIPs’ children who did not deserve scholarships had their applications approved.

“I want to know if this is true and if it is true, why these children were given scholarships? They do not qualify,” he said in a supplementary question.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Johari Baharum (BN- Kubang Pasu) replied that he would take note of the claim and give a written reply if there were any VIP’s children receiving scholarships through unlawful means.

He said that the Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships were offered according to merit.

“Academic achievement constitute 70%, socio-economic background 10%, co-curriculum (activities) 10% and the interviews carry 10%,” he said.

I bet every Malaysians deserved to know who these people are.