Minister tells universities to check safety of facilities

Malaysia’s Higher Education Ministry has instructed all public universities in the country to re-evaluate the safety aspects of their respective facilities, reports the Malay Mail.

A comprehensive assessment, including improving building structures, was needed to prevent the recurrence of the tragic incident that involved a Universiti Sains Malaysia student recently, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad.

The 22-year-old school of education studies student died after he slipped and fell while trying to retrieve his clothes that had dropped from the clothesline on the eighth floor of Desa Siswa Tekun, a hostel, on 25 April.
Full report on the Malay Mail site