Friday, July 24, 2009

The Failure of Nur Amalina (who scored 17As)

I was really shocked and speechless to be informed about Nur Amalina Che Bakri.

Nur Amalina had held briefly the record of most 1As scored in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia. Upon the announcement of results of SPM 2004 on 26 March 2005, she received 17 1As - a record for number of 1As received by a student in the history of Malaysian education back then.[2] She was sponsored by Bank Negara Malaysia to study medicine in the United Kingdom, and did her A-levels in Cheltenham Ladies College in the UK.[3]

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I was informed that she had failed in her second year medical study at the University of Edinburgh.

I really hope this is not true......if it is, what went wrong?

43 comments:

a kl citizen said...

cultural shocked..?
or her level of english not up to the standard...?
or heart broken?..sebab tak dapat kawin ngan mawi?...hehehe

Faizal Zakaria's Blog said...

Mungkin ada sebab lain...
Tapi gagal dan berjaya adalah asam garam hidup..










http://Blog1Malaysia.blogspot.com

Miss Bee said...

salam,

i also hope it's not true..
All belong to Him and only He knows the truth...

LanaBulu said...

Moga dia berjaya dalam pengajiannya itu..Hallooo itu duit rakyat noo..Kena pulun mengaji sungguh2 laa. Jgn dok makan angin pulak. Tak kiralah sapa pun.

lloni said...

kejayaan atau kegagalan adalah dalam suratan Allah swt. Segala yang berlaku ada hikmahnya...kejayaan adalah ujian dan kegagalan juga ada ujiannya...oleh itu segala pemberianNya kita kena redha dan yg paling penting kita bersyukur dan ingat Dia selalu...

Ghazali B Abd Aziz said...

Waktu I belajar kat US dulu, I dua tiga orang student kat University I yang kena so-called-"BLOCK-OUT" gitu. Walhal mereka ini adalah YANG TERBAIK dari SBP dan MRSM.

And moral of the story ... there is more to achieve in life rather than a piece of paper ...

Life hereafter yang patut kita KEJAR ....

Ina said...

Dear Sir,

I've heard about the same thing. Am not surprised if it's true. Maybe kita (Malaysians) terlalu taksub dengan bilangan A yang didapati oleh seseorang pelajar tersebut tanpa mengetahui mengenai 'kualiti A' tersebut... Ada yang cukup2 makan A, ada yang excellent A. Mungkin harapan yang diletakan dibahu Amalina terlalu berat...Wallahualam.

Seal in Astral said...

Itu la kita ni terlalu nak "A" 17 A tu not a joke. Tapi wht was the value to it? I know friends who fail in SPM but when redo in private and made it to Uni ..there were top students. A does not carry anything at SPM. I salute her for the A's but the education system in Malaysia is crap.

Now return to BM ... it is a JOKE!!!

Jerine said...

Maybe there's nothing wrong with her, but there's something wrong with OUR education system.

~Nur Farhana Adnan~ said...

sistem education kat msia xsama ngan luar. kite prefer utk dptkan A sebyk2 nya. Tp kenkdg kualiti tarak. Pemahaman tntg ilmu tarak.

Alongjoe said...

bebudak ambik medic nie memang kursus susah giler...tidak boleh dijangkakan, ikut nasib juga...so ukuran 17 1As bukan ukuran dia semestinya berjaya cemerlang, lulus sentiasa tanpa gagal.. kegagalan juga satu pengajaran. Harap2 dia berjaya ulang tahun 2 medic dan lulus menjadi doktor yang lebih berjaya...

adialhadi said...

Kalau nak masuk medical school di UK bukan setakat melihat sebanyak mana A dalam O atau A Levels. Mereka ini kebiasaannya akan diinterview terlebih dahulu untuk melihat attitude, komitmen dan dedication as potential doctors. It takes more than just straight As to become a good doctor. For this reason aku rasa the way mat salleh punya education system is many times better than our system. They create a more balanced individuals. Hope she learns something from this failure...and others too...

Rahman Hariri said...

First and foremost, failing 2nd year medic is no failure. I have seen many top students 'failed' during the (medical) course at Monash in the 80s, and many of them are now top in their (medical) profession in the country. C'mon, this is not a local school where one could make 'arrangement' to ensure all would pass. Mind you failing a year is not the end of the world.

We seems to be so gleeful of her so-called failure. As if that we ourselves have not tasted some form of failure ourselves.

Let's give her encouragement and doa for her success. That would be more appropriate, would you not think so?

morisan said...

I VE NEVER BEEN TO ANY HIGHER EDUCATION/COLLEGE ANYWHERE,BUT AS A MATTER OF OPINION WE OUGHT TO CHANGE THE CULTURE IN OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS.MEDIC IS NOT AN EASY MAJOR TAPI MEMRLUKAN DEDIKASI YANG SOLID DAN CONTINOUS EFFORTS BESIDE DEEP INTEREST YG CONSISTENT.ASK ANY MEDIC STUDENT TTG MERIT DAN CGPA COMPARE DGN MAJOR/STUDY YANG LAIN LAIN.KALU SETAKAT 4 FLAT TU AVERAGE JER...TAMBAH LG KALO BUAT KAT ABROAD,TAKING THEIR CULTURE AND EXPOSURE INTO CONSIDERATION..VAST DIFF DGN LOCAL U KAT NEGERI KITA.SHE MAY NEED TO CONSIDER WHAT IS HER ACTUAL INTEREST OR PERHAPS SHES BEEN GETTING UNSUITABLE INFLUENCES ABOUT WHAT SHE REALLY WANTED TO BECOME....JUZ AN OPINION

mintakjutsu said...

kalau betul... tak boleh nak salahkan die 100%.. kena ty dulu.. mana tau die ada masalah kat sana... tak sihat ke.. lg pn die kat luar negara beb... mcm2 kat luar sana... terorist.. org tak suka islam... h1n1.. mcm2 la... lg2 die bertudung.. br2 ni ada orang islam kena bunuh dlm mahkamah kat jerman... so mcm2 dugaan die kat sana..

abgbesq said...

Salaam All,

Amalina, Hadafi, Adi Putra, etc. Names of past top exam scorers.
Question is : are they scholars or more talented at storing facts to later regurgitate it!? These are a few names in the notch of our failure of an exam oriented school system. We need scholars, teach them to learn not do workbooks. Teachers should teach not promote tuition classes and workbooks. Ministry too should encourage learning not hand out workbook contracts to the Ministers 'Kakis'

Kudos to Muhyiddin for 'limiting' SPM subjects - but still waaay toooo many subjects!

Alongjoe said...

Saya ada 4 orang anak ambil medic, ada yang sudah berkhidmat sebagai doktor perubatan. Ada yang belajar di dalam negara dan ada yang belajar di UK.... memang susah belajar perubatan ni. Tetapi, rasanya susah lagi belajar di dalam negara berbanding dengan kat UK sana.... contohnya dalam peperiksaan MCQ (multiple choice)di local, jawab salah kena tolak markah, tetapi di UK & Ireland kebanyakannya salah tak tolak markah.... di sana belajar (UK) x sebanyak di Malaysia, di UK & Ireland byk cuti (lebih 3 bulan tiap2 tahun cuti), mana ada cuti panjang bagi pelajar medic di Malaysia spjg tempoh 5 tahun....memang saya boleh banding kecekapan doktor yang dilatih di local dengan di luar negara semasa membuat "housemanship", bebudak kita lebih cekap....Dalam kes Amalina nie, bukanlah sebab tidak pandai atau salah sistem , tetapi mungkin dia ada masalah lain......macamna pon kegagalan bukan bermakna end of the world, tetapi dia mungkin di berikan peluang untuk repeat yang gagal tu...kesimpulan bukan mendapat 17A1, dia kena kekal top selamanya.... belajar di sekolah berbeza belajar di universiti...

hakimnen said...

Based on my experienced, 17A's doesn't guarantee you'll excellent in the rest of your life. During my matriculation, most of the 4 flat students were not from so-called SBP and MRSM but instead from ordinary school which we assumed low level students. I do believe study medicine is hard but this does not reasons for to fail. It's not about our education system . It's about our attitude towards success. She might think she's good enough but somehow there's somebody may be better.

Roti Kacang Merah said...

Salam broFudzail.

you know, sometimes, high-achievers rasa letih being high-achievers all the time. as plainly as that.

and sometimes, "..it's good to fall, so that you'll remember what it's like to be up there", quoting my Life Sifu, my ex-Boss of my previous firm that I've worked for 6 years.

they just need to fall and feel what it's like to fall. itu saja. bukan failure apa-apa pun.

Allahu a'lam.

Abdul Fata Abd said...

wow, banyak komen pasal cerita ni.

saya rasa nak tumpang sikit. yg pasti cuaca di edinburgh tu selalu sejuk,basah dan berangin. kebanyakan bangunan dibandar E dan bangunan di Edinburgh U lebih dari 250 tahun.yg pasti kalau mula2 dtg E tak suka, tapi lama-kelamaan, rasa tertarik akan bertambah.

Edinburgh U banyak melahirkan doktor2 pakar rakyat malaysia dan E banyak melahirkan professor rakyat msia.

Itu faktor berkenaan dgn E yg saya tahu, tapi pasal Amelina ni, saya tak tahu.

manlaksam said...

Salam Tuan Fudzail,
Pak Man suka baca komen-komen yang bermacam jenis kali ni. Pak Man tak berani nak komen apa-apa kerana Pak Man ni sekolah atap je.
Harap-harap Amelina akan berjaya dalam hidup dunia dan akhirat.
Sori, I donno hau to rait in English.If yu don andersten Bahasa Melayu, wat ken I do.

Amir Ridhwan said...

she got A in 17 subjects. probably only 5-6 of those are revelant to what she's doing right not. the other extras As doesn't mean a thing.

the question everyone tries to avoid is, "just what does it takes to get an A?"

adialhadi said...

Nak komen sikit pasal along joe dan statement pasal local grad better than overseas. Rasanya tak fair kalu kita buat conclusion based on our own children's experience. I can assure you that top medical schools di UK memang adopt -ve marking system. Ini bagi tujuan untuk inculcate culture of being very certain of your diagnosis melalui answers given dan bukannya main tembak sahaja. Lagipun, kebanyakan senior professors di universiti di Malaysia ni pun pada asalnya datang/lulusan luar negeri juga. But I would agree kalau kita buat comparison antara FRCS(UK) dan Masters in Surgery local grad...memang jelas masters student kita lebih berpengalaman sebab exposure dalam mnejalankan tugas pembedahan di Malaysia semasa mengikuti kursus Sarjana di sini lebih berbanding di luar negera. I guess at the end of the day, it is the doctor him/herself yang menentukan arah tuju masing-masing. To be a good doctor, one should be "married" to the profession, doktor sekarangni banyaknya nak keje ofis hours saja, duduk kat ofis...sekadar pandangan

pilocarpine said...

"what went wrong?"

nothing went wrong. some people are destined to fail their 2nd second year, some don't.

malaysian education went very very wrong.

Afifuddin said...

hmm..fail in medic..biasa la tu. org berpuluh A pun boleh fail..it's not about "malaysian education" or "oversea-local stigma". It is common to fail,but it is not common to carry away with fail.. failing is what make us human..

Afifuddin said...

hmm..fail in medic..biasa la tu. org berpuluh A pun boleh fail..it's not about "malaysian education" or "oversea-local stigma". It is common to fail,but it is not common to carry away with fail.. failing is what make us human..

angchoonseong said...

confirmkah bro?

HanaHoney said...

we can't blame our education system as her failure there.if her fate to be failed even she's studied here, she will definitely fail..besides, the successful or the failure of every person is depends on their hard work itself, semangat, harapan keluarga..semua tu kena ingat...& alasan yg diberikan such as education kita kat sini crap, sangat2lah mengarut...jgn salahkan org lain..slaah kan diri sendiri knp kita xberjaya.

piccola87 said...

Amalina didn't fail in her 2nd year exams, in fact she's been offered to do an intercalated degree by the university and she's intercalating nexy year in pharmacology with industrial experience, that means she will get a double degree by the end of her medical degree (MBchB and Bsc), I don't know here did u get this story from but the rumours that she failed are all lies, please refer to Bank Negara Malaysia before making a statement like this on your blog, they've got all he results or you can contact me to get further information, thank you

piccola87 said...

I request that you amend this post as it is not true at all, tak baik sebarkan khabar palsu lagi lagi pada bulan ramadhan ini, thank you

Ms Red Hat said...

Salam Encik Fudzail

i think you got your facts wrong.
She excelled in her second year.

Please read this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nur_Amalina_Che_Bakri

Bee Choo said...

Hi En Fudzail

(This webpage was emailed to me. ) Whether this is true or not, it is unkind to publish such gossip. Don't rejoice in other's adversity. No need to flog others in public.
Regards

BChootan

charis said...

Dear all. I'm Charis, currently a 3rd year Edinburgh medical student.

I'm writing this as I'm absolutely saddened and disgusted by the rumours spread about my coursemate Nur Amalina Che Bakri or more popular known on the net as the 17A1 scorer. To clarify, she is doing very well and is actually doing an intercalated honours degree in Pharmacology with Industrial Experience. She did not fail her second year but actually did quite well. That intercalated degree is a very competitive one and she obtained it by her merit (with Bank Negara's funding). If I'm not mistaken, she has also obtained an ERASMUS transfer programme where she can do part of that course in a partner European university. She will be returning to 3rd year medicine in 2010, and if all things go well, graduate in 2013.

I understand that there is widespread dissatisfaction about the allocation of scholarships in Malaysia. However, whether it is just or not, I think that Nur Amalina or other scholars should never be victimised by false rumours. It is NOT their fault, whatever it is. Leave her alone, please. If your anger or frustration is meant to be at the scholarship-givers, i.e. the government or other organisations giving out scholarships, let it be directed at them and them only, and voice out your concerns and frustrations in a manner worthy of a concern citizen. There are flaws to the system, no doubt. There's the question on whether such a heavy cost of sending a scholar overseas is justified. Then, there is the issue of scholars who 'disappear' after graduating. There are scholars who fail year after a year, costing taxpayers a huge sum of money. And there's always that talk about the unclear criteria of selection for scholarships. But let's get our facts right before pointing our fingers, and perhaps check who we are pointing our fingers at, lest we wrongly defame and even character assasinate young scholars with great potential.

Your fellow Malaysian,
Charis Wong
C.H.L.Wong@sms.ed.ac.uk

opisboi said...

tu dia jawapan melayu(phd) ngan jawapan org cina siapa yang lebih mengkutuk bangsa sendri.....lu pikior ler! stop talking kok..hahahahhahaa

Eddy said...

Dear all,

As mentioned by Charis Wong, this rumour circulating around on the internet is completely untrue. I would just like to reinforce her statements. Amelina is doing very well in the University, in fact, she could be one of the most active and high achiever at present.
This rumour clearly started due to blind jealousy and hatred certainly by clueless and uneducated individuals.

To those who inaugurated this rumour :
'We are meant to lift and support, NOT pull each other down!'

SEDARLAH,
Eddy

Chan Lee Meng said...

The reports about Nur Amalina are not true. Let's not spread rumours and forward unverified emails about her. She is a smart and hardworking person. Here's a couple of links for those who did not bother to verify info:

Article: Top scorer keeps 'A' streak in England
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-136397996.html

http://margeemar.blogspot.com/2009/11/nur-amalina-did-not-fail-medical-school.html

Fudzail, I suggest you change your story title or update the posting, or you may be sued for libel.

vivian said...

http://blog.thestar.com.my/permalink.asp?id=27427

uxbab said...

Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Jika datang kepada kamu seorang fasik membawa sesuatu berita, maka selidikilah (untuk menentukan) kebenarannya, supaya kamu tidak menimpakan sesuatu kaum dengan perkara yang tidak diingini - dengan sebab kejahilan kamu (mengenainya) - sehingga menjadikan kamu menyesali apa yang kamu telah lakukan. Al-Hujurat:6

LeeAmpuan said...

Fudzail! Semak dulu sebelum buat isu. Kalau tak pasti jgn ajak bincang. Itu publisiti murahan namanya. Banyak lg isu ilmiah yg boleh diketengahkan. Dunia makin maju!!!!

Louis said...

17 A's student failed 2nd yr university exam !

MoonLightLady said...

Heard her dad is an officer with the PPD ......doubtful about the Malaysian education system and how grades are counted???????

adamckteh said...

The BN/UMNO kerajaan can always make her a medical assistant in any hospital. No problem with the government if she does not pass her examination.
What is the surprise?

S.A said...

Ni orang sama ke?
Nur Amalina binti che bakri

https://www.facebook.com/amalina.bakri