Rasanya la, if I were to throw a stone at a crowd somewhere, there's 99.99% guarantee that it will hit a student who got straight As in his SPM. Compared to the time when getting 10A1 will entitle you to an exclusive coverage in all of the major newspapers, getting all As in SPM seems to be the norm these days.
So, intelligence is in abundance these days. Were we not very clever back then or kids nowadays are just getting better & better?
A note of caution : won't this lead to inflation of straight As students in the country?