Nowadays, or perhaps in future, STPM would be more recognised by gov. Many malays do study STPM, it is not saying that more malays in matric, thus the priority is given to them , and on the other hand, more non bumi take STPM and being sidelined by gov. It is just all about how well u fare in both exams.
As for the CGPA point and the seection process into respective courses, it shud be transparent than b4..just hoping that the hard work that everyone strive out would be payed off by getting ur favoured courses at IPTA.
Getting a course out of ur 8 choices is rather pathetic which i hope it would never ever happen to me.