Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What say you?

I watched the news yesterday, and the headlines showed almost-the-whole UiTM students doing the march to show their objection towards our Menteri Besar's proposal to allow non-Malays into the campus.
Above : The "heroes"

UiTM slams MB’s proposal

“UiTM was set up to provide the bumiputras a chance to improve themselves by attaining tertiary education,” he told a press conference at the university here yesterday.

“We (the students) are very disturbed by the statement and we have planned our strategy on what to do if the Mentri Besar does not apologise and retract the statement,” he said.

Students adamant on keeping status quo

They marched to the Selangor State Secretariat to hand over a memorandum of protest over Abdul Khalid's suggestion that UiTM reserve 10 per cent of places to non-Bumiputeras and foreigners.

They then marched 500 metres to Bangunan Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, singing the university song UiTM di Hatiku' while carrying banners and placards with various declarations -- "Jangan Rampas Hak Kami" (Do not seize our rights), "Selamatkan UiTM"' (Save UiTM) and "UiTM di Hatiku"' (UiTM in our hearts).


Ibrahim said besides the 5,000, UiTM now had 119,000 more students nationwide and 350,000 alumni members who might be hurt or offended by Khalid's statement.

PM slams Khalid over call to open UiTM to non-Bumis

SERDANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has ticked off Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim for proposing that Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) be opened to non-Bumiputeras

"He has no power to do that. Matters related to (student) intakes is under the jurisdiction of higher educational institutions," he said after launching the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism (Maha) Show 2008.

...who's promoting racism here?

...who wanna work for government now?

...what happens if Monash, Taylors or Inti don't allow Malays in? they'll be shut down the next day. they feel threaten? or just wanna be stuck in their comfort zone for the fear of competition?


Kenny Choo said...

As I know MARA means Majlis Amanah Rakyat...hmm is there any special hak for them?

It's actually funny that they actually dare to claim things like this...hah

lynnz said...

for me MARA stands for Malaus Are Really Annoying. hahaha.

um, the point is, they don't think. they never do any (thinking) anyway.

TsuChong said...

Very sad.

Education should never be about race, money, or any discriminating factor.

*hopes for a better Malaysia... preferably soon*

lynnz said...

tsuchong: i totally agree with you bout education shld NOT be about all those.

but as for ur hopes for a better malaysia? lets just say, don't get ur hopes up. :)