excuses for university fire ‘mysteries’
Abdul Karim, malaysiakini
share Bob Teoh's reservations on the Dewan Tunku Canselor
fire in Universiti Malaya and the recent fire in Universiti
Teknologi Mara. One does wonder about campus security.
security personnel only there to rout out students who are
agitating for transparency and justice of disciplinary actions?
In the past year both students from Universiti Sains Malaysia
and Rafzan Ramli of Universiti Teknologi Mara had complaints
of campus security's "show of force".
complaints to Suhakam have not been dealt with satisfactorily.
We have not heard of any follow-ups with the vice-chancellors
and the education minister on student complaints of disciplinary
actions by university authorities.
think we last heard that Rafzan Ramli's appeal was sent back
to UiTM from the ministry and nothing more after that.
Teoh's questions also raise other concerns. I think even the
allegedly 'militant students' would not be so foolish as to
torch university property and thereby bring attention to themselves.