UM vice-chancellor a ‘disappointment’ for not defending students, say groups


Student groups say UM vice-chancellor Abdul Rahim Hashim was wrong in calling their use of a clown caricature of Najib Razak a 'provocation', as the use of satirical art and caricatures is accepted as a form of criticism around the world. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 25, 2019.

A GROUP of Universiti Malaya student activists have expressed disappointment with their vice-chancellor, Abdul Rahim Hashim, over his censure of their protest against Najib Razak last week.

UM Association of New Youth (Umany), Angkatan Mahasiswa UM, and Demokrat UM said in a joint statement that Rahim’s statement made after seven students were roughed up by Najib supporters on Friday implied that the students had broken the law when they were merely exercising their freedom of expression.


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  • If you can'r support free expression in Uni, just quit and go to Afgan for holidays.

    Posted 4 years ago by Awang Bilis

  • Is he there on merit?

    Posted 4 years ago by Watchdog Watchdog

  • The VC should be sacked by the Education Minister. He was appointed in 2017 courtesy of Umno and his loyalty is still to them. He is not fit to be the VC of the premier university in the country.

    Posted 4 years ago by Gerard Lourdesamy

  • Dia hutang budi kepada BN which had appointed him to the prestigious post. He can't make himself to bite the hand that had fed him! Ought to be replace by someone fit to lead an institution of higher learning.

    Posted 4 years ago by Ravinder Singh