Yi Ting (left) and Muhammad Naqid, who both scored 11As in SPM last year got RM220 each courtesy of Yayasan Pendidikan Bandar Tun Razak.
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia top scorers whose parents are voters in the Bandar Tun Razak constituency were given cash to celebrate their achievements.
A total of 42 students who got 5As and above were given RM20 for every A, courtesy of Yayasan Pendidikan Bandar Tun Razak.
Its chairman, who is also Bandar Tun Razak MCA chairman Datuk Chew Yin Keen said they wanted to encourage those who worked hard.
“To be successful in life, one has to be prepared to study and work hard.
“Those who scored well may be able to obtain scholarships and pursue the courses they want.
“However, those who did not do well should not lose hope.
“As long as your results are good enough to pursue tertiary education and you work hard, nothing can stop you from achieving your dream,” he said.
Chew also advised students to be grateful for their parents’ sacrifices and take good care of them in their old age.
The foundation, which was formed in 2004, has been giving monetary incentives to SPM top scorers since 2008, in addition to various education grants and free tuition classes.
Among the top scorers was Muhammad Naqid Mohd Zailani, 17 who scored 11As.
The former student of SM Agama Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan said he was surprised by his results.
“I am not very studious but I dream of becoming an engineer,” said Muhammad Naqid, adding he hopes to pursue a course in chemical or mechanical engineering.
Form Three student Hock Yi Ting, 17, from Kuen Cheng High School, aspires to become a doctor.
“I am grateful for the award and will use the money to buy school supplies,” she said.