Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh’s denial that he interfered in the punishment of four Universiti Malaya students for participating in the “TangkapMO1" rally does not hold water, says Kesatuan Mahasiswa Malaysia secretary Asheeq Ali Sethi Alivi.
Asheeq pointed out that it was Idris’ ministry that had issued a letter to the university for action to be taken against the students.
“Is the letter not a form of interference? Is the minister denying the letter?
“UM’s (disciplinary) proceeding panel had acknowledged that they received the letter from the ministry as well as another letter from the Dang Wangi OCPD to take action,” he said in a statement today.
Asheeq said if Idris did not want students to get involved in such activities, he should be frank about it.
Yesterday, Idris denied any role in the punishments, stating that any questions should be directed to UM as his ministry was not involved.
On Thursday, UM students Anis Syafiqah Md Yusof, Mohd Luqman Hakim Fazli and Mohamad Luqman Nul Haqim Zul Razali were suspended for one semester and fined RM400 for their involvement in the “TangkapMO1" rally.
Another student, Suhail Wan Azhar, was fined RM400.- Mkini