When politicians lurk in universities


University appointments are academically and politically significant as they involve the top rung of university hierarchy that decides on policies and the direction it takes. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 24, 2021.

Commentary Mustafa K. Anuar

AS the country faces various challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Higher Education Ministry apparently found it necessary, if not convenient, to make a move recently that only makes many to wonder how it could help solve, if at all, problems faced by public universities.


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  • Insightful!

    Posted 3 months ago by Jason Varughese

  • It is more circumstances rather than the narrow mindset that caused the event to be cancelled. Religious activities are priority at ALL Malaysian universities. Who dares to organize anything during prayer time? At one international inter-varsity debate which I organized, apart from the officials, the huge hall was empty. The home team was involved.

    Posted 3 months ago by Citizen Pencen