Disability no barrier to top scorers Low, Rifaat

February 21, 2011

Disability no barrier to top scorers Low, Rifaat

The Sun Daily | February 21, 2011 | By Shirlyn Preeta

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21, 2011): Being disabled was no barrier for success for Low Hong Ping and Mohd Rifaat Hussin, who were both top scorers in last year’s Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination.

Low, from SMK St John, Kuala Lumpur who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, scored four As in the STPM examination.

“I studied two hours everyday consistently. Besides that, I always pay attention during all lessons in school,” said Low after the results were announced today.

Low added that he did not attend any tuition classes but his family, teachers and friends were always there to give him support and encouragement, which led to his success today.

“I am planning to further my studies in economics and be a successful economist one day,” added Low.

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