Ministry to address weaknesses in existing university act

Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education has given its assurance that amendments to the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (AUKU) will be made to address its existing weaknesses, the Dewan Rakyat was told this week, reports The Borneo Post.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, said that one of the matters that is being considered was allowing student associations to manage their own accounts. “We will try to raise this matter in the next parliamentary session,” he said during the minister’s question time in the Dewan Rakyat.

He was responding to a supplementary question from Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (PH-Bandar Kuching) who said that the AUKU still has some provisions that restrict the freedom of university students in various aspects. Mohamed Khaled said that the government has given university students the freedom to join any political parties, whether on or off campus, which includes becoming candidates in elections.
Full report on The Borneo Post site