Students political expression still curtailed under amendments to UUCA

Posted on Monday, August 4th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned that the freedom of political expression of local university students continues to be restricted in the proposed amendments to the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA).

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Drop actions against students who participated in the GE

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned about the punitive action against two university students, Azlan Zainal and Mior Isfandy Mior Azizan, over statements issued on the behalf of the Parti Mahasiswa Negara (PMN) during the 12th general elections in March. The statement resulted in the suspension of Isfandy's student loan and the withholding [...]

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Restriction on university students a double standard

Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2007

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned that the government is imposing a double standard on tertiary students by prohibiting them to voice their support for political parties, while actively calling through the media for citizens over 21 to register as voters.

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Student writer faces new university investigation

Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Malaysian undergraduate Ali Bukhari Amir is being investigated over his personal comment website by the Science University of Malaysia (USM) authorities. He was questioned for one hour by university authorities on 15 March 2005.

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Student hauled up by university over articles in the media

Posted on Friday, December 31st, 2004

A Malaysian university grilled a student for two hours over articles he wrote for the campus newspaper and an opposition party organ, warning that future articles would have to be vetted by the university authorities first.

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USM gag order perverts natural justice

Posted on Friday, November 26th, 2004

Disciplinary hearings in institutions of higher learning should be open to all concerned parties; case in point: the hearing on USM student Soh Sook Hwa.

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