ST HILDA'S Primary pupil Natasha Nabila binte Muhamad Nasif is the top scorer in the Primary School Leaving Examination results that were released in schools at noon on Thursday.
Her aggregate score of 294 set a new record for the examinations, beating the last highest score of 292 set in 1993 by Nanyang Primary boy Justin Lau Yang Zheng.
Natasha, 12, whose father is a technician and mum, a housewife, is from the gifted education stream.
The Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board described her results as 'outstanding', as she was ahead by six points from the next two highest scorers,
Straits Times must have made a mistake!
According to a certain very wise man, when a graduate father mates with a graduate mother, they have a super high chance of producing a clever child, whereas the chance of a peasant father and a peasant mother having an intelligent offspring is near impossible.
So given such low probability, how can it be that this girl became The top PSLE scorer?
The wise man can never be wrong.
The consequence would be dire if he were wrong: we have based our taxation system - which gives substantial tax rebates to high-earning mothers - and entire statutory board such as SDU on the premise that this wise man put forward!
If he were wrong, one entire generation of peasants' kids would have been penalised for nothing; we would have enticed their parents to sterilize for nothing!
No! He is not wrong. How can he ever be? He is the one and only wise man!
Straits Times must have been wrong. Tomorrow, I will marshall our ghost writer unit to bombard its editors to be more careful next time when publishing such news that may damage our wise man's reputation. Straits Times is becoming very unruly recently. We must rein it!