fellas, going overseas is not all that. i know i may sound a little disingenuous, since i myself am lucky enough to be on a full ride overseas, but as the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining.
i was in utp before getting jpa and there were many very smart people who remained in utp although they were definitely deserving of an overseas scholarship. yes, bumis too.
unsuccessful applicants should by all means appeal, since it ain't over till it's over, but please, please don't hold your breath. treat it as a lottery (in many ways, that's what it is). if you get it, good. if you don't, it doesn't mean you're not good enough or anything.