Sunday, December 25, 2005


Pimpinan Mahasiswa
Pimpinan Belia
Pimpinan Politik
Individu-Individu Yang Berminat


Merujuk kepada perkara di atas adalah dimaklumkan
bahawa Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD) dengan kerjasama
Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF) akan menganjurkan
Forum Muda Malaysia pada 27 Disember 2005, dengan
temanya kali ini:

“Kegerhanaan Universiti: Kualiti & Kebebasan
Universiti Di Malaysia”

Program tersebut akan menjemput beberapa pemimpin
pertubuhan belia/pemuda serta mahasiswa universiti
bagi membincangkan tema di atas.

Oleh itu dengan besar hati kami ingin menjemput tuan
untuk menyertai program tersebut.Bersama Ini
disertakan tentatif program untuk rujukan pihak tuan.

Diharap pihak tuan dapat mengesahkan kehadiran dengan
menghubungi En Shaharudin/Pn Anisah melalui Tel: 03
2283 2788 atau sebelum 17
Disember 2005.

Sekian terima kasih

Amirudin Shari



Tarikh: 27 Disember 2005 (Selasa)
Tempat: Hotel Armada, Petaling Jaya

Tentatif Program:

8.30 a.m. : Pendaftaran

9.10 a.m. : Ucapan Pembukaan
Oleh: Pn Fahda Nur Ahmad Kamar
Timbalan Pengarah Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD)

9.30 a.m. : Forum 1
Kebebasan Akademik Asas Kualiti Universiti

Dato` Zaid Ibrahim - Ahli Parlimen Kota Bahru
Adlan Benan Omar – Bekas Pimpinan Mahasiswa
Rustam A. Sani – Penulis & Pemerhati Politik

Moderator: Yusri Mohamad - Abim

10.30 a.m. : Rehat

11.00 a.m. : Forum 2: Dimensi Baru
Kepimpinan Mahasiswa Malaysia

1. Nor Amin Ahmad – Bekas NYDP MPP UPM
2. Rifaa`udin- Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia
Moderator: Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin

12.30 p.m. : Makan Tengahari

2.00 p.m. : Debat: Hak Asasi adalah Hak

1. Hanif Baderun – Presiden PMI UM
2. Sdr Zulfadhli– Bekas Presiden MPP KUITHO (# Panelis
belum mengesahkan kehadiran)

Moderator: Noor Amin Ahmad

3.00 p.m : Perdebatan dibuka untuk

4.00 p.m. : Minum Petang & Program Tamat

Amirudin Bin Shari
Koordinator Institut Kajian Dasar
48-2 Jalan Telawi,
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur

HP: +6019 3917406

Friday, December 09, 2005

Witch-hunt in UM, seven charged
Kuek Ser Kuang Keng

After Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), the campus witch-hunt continues in the oldest and most prestigious public university in the country, University Malaya (UM).

Yesterday, three UM students, from the so-called ‘anti-establishment’ camp, were hauled up for disciplinary hearings under the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA).

Two of them, Karim Abdul Rahim and Hafizuddin Mohammad were charged with distributing questionnaires on student welfare.

Under the campus regulations, students are prohibited from distributing any material without consent from the student affairs department.

This is Karim’s second run-in with the authorities. He had previously lodged a police report against UM after he was allegedly assaulted by a university official before the campus elections in September.

Rude behaviour

The third student to face disciplinary proceedings, Zainulfaqar Yaacob, was accused of rude behaviour towards an university official and for interrupting the latter's work when he quizzed the official regarding Karim’s alleged assault.

On Wednesday, another four students were taken to task for welcoming freshies at the KL Sentral and distributing leaflets without consent from the student affairs department.

The students are members of the Islamic Students Association which is also part of the anti-establishment camp but is also recognised by the UM authority.

The UM student coalition, which is aligned to the anti-establishment camp, held a rally outside the student affairs department yesterday morning to show their support for the trio.

Some 30 students had took part in the protest but there were no banners, placards or slogans.

Representatives from the UM Student Coalition and Malaysian Students Solidarity (SMM) urged the campus authority to drop the charges against the students.

"Our demand is also supported by Parliamentary Human Rights Caucus chairperson (and minister in the prime minister’s department) Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and 55 NGOs," said SMM spokesperson Ahmad Rifauddin Abdul Wahab.

The students also called on the university to rescind the charges against another four students who were taken to task for holding a welcoming reception for freshies at the KL Sentral and distributing leaflets without consent from the student affairs department.

The students are members of the Islamic Students Association which is also part of the anti-establishment camp but is also recognised by the UM authority.

Students expelled

Meanwhile, Rifauddin also claimed that 41 students from UM residential college No 5 were expelled from the hostel due to their involvement in rallies held by SMM.

According to a Chinese newspaper report yesterday, the head of the residential college said the students were expelled because their contract had expired.

Campus politics are divided between the pro-establishment camp, which is said to have the backing of the campus authority, and the anti-establishment camp.

September’s nationwide campus elections was fraught with allegations of irregularities, harassment and intimidation. There were student boycotts at five universities.

All 17 public universities were seized by the pro-establishment camp.

In UPM, six students have been charged for various offences in relation to elections such as for instigating others to boycott, participating in protest rallies.

However, their proceedings have been postponed following strong protests from students and other quarters.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Shafie: I can only help in the appeal stage
Pauline Puah

Higher Education Minister Dr Shafie Salleh said today that he has no intention to interfere in the on-going hearings of disciplinary charges against students in public universities.

“I have no power to advise them (university authorities) what to do. Under the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA), it’s up to the university concerned (to take action). The minister comes in only during the appeal,” he told a press conference in Parliament lobby.

Commenting on the Parliamentary human rights caucus’s support for the students, he stressed that as long as the current legislation is still in place, all proceedings have to follow the law.

“In the system now, I just act as an appeal court being the minister in-charge. We have to follow the law. Normally students will appeal to me, then only will I take action. At the early stage, I can’t (interfere) as it is against the law to do so,” he said.

Caucus chairperson and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz has pledged his support for the students who have been charged by the universities for alleged involvement in activities that breached the UUCA.

He said the charges against the students were too trivial and that he would persuade Shafie to drop the cases.

Fair comment

To date, ten student activists from University of Malaya (UM), University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and University Sains Malaysia (USM) have been summoned for disciplinary hearings by their respective universities.

They were hauled up after they protested against alleged malpractices in the September campus elections.

In an immediate response, Nazri said it was ‘fair’ that the students have to follow the normal procedures first and then seek the minister’s interference when it comes to the appeal satge.

“Everything we do must be in accordance with rules and regulations. At the moment, if there is no appeal to the minister, then there’s nothing you can do. We just have to wait until it has gone up to him (Shafie),” he said.

In another development, Shafie said that he is studying a list of members proposed to sit in the committee to review the UUCA which he received yesterday,

Asked on the amendments expected, he said he would leave it to the committee to study them.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Repeal UUCA at nation’s peril, warns student leader
Kuek Ser Kuang Keng

Giving students greater freedom could lead to disastrous consequences as exemplified by the situation in Indonesia. This would, in turn, create political instability and economic pitfalls because foreign investors would be afraid to invest in a tumultuous climate.

These are the reasons why the controversial University and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA) must not be repealed, according to Universiti Malaya’s (UM) pro-government students representative council president Mohd Effendi Omar.

The 34-year-old act, which critics claim serves as a tool for the government to cull dissent on campuses, can be reviewed and changes can be made to some of its outdated provisions. But it must not be repealed.

"Take Indonesian students as an example, they are not restricted by laws such as the UUCA. This leads them to hold street demonstrations that tarnish the nation's image and scare away foreign investors.

"Moreover, that country's leadership is always changing due to strong protests by the students. The leaders have no space or chance to correct themselves," Effendi told malaysiakini in a recent interview regarding the announcement by Higher Education Minister Dr Shafie Salleh that the UUCA will be reviewed.

Books first, politics later

He said if students raise their problems through legal and peaceful channels, this would give a positive image to the country thus attracting investors which could help solve the current unemployment problem encountered by graduates.

He stressed that students should concentrate on their studies and be only involve in campus activities that develop their personal qualities. Politics should come after graduation.

In view of this, he said the act should allow greater freedom for students to hold more activities in their respective campuses.

On another matter, Effendi disagreed with the move by an independent students movement, Malaysian Students Solidarity’s (SMM), to hold demonstrations to pressure university authorities into dropping disciplinary proceedings against students for offences pertaining to the recent campus polls nationwide.

“This is not fair,” he said referring to SMM’s campaign to call for the elections to be declared unlawful and its demand for a free and fair polls.

The elections, which is usually sees the so-called ‘pro-government and pro-opposition’ camps being pitted against each other, has been fraught with allegations of irregularities, harassment and intimidation.

Performance has improved

On UM's drop in position in the Times Higher Education Supplement world university ranking,
Effendi was adamant that the university’s performance had improved.

"We accept the result, but some of the ranking criteria are not in favour to UM [...] although our position had dropped, the marks obtained has increased.

“The students council will discuss with the university management on how to improve the performance on certain ranking criteria that we have failed," he added.

In September’s controversial campus elections, all 17 public universities nationwide for the first time in history were won by ‘pro-establishment’ students camps (dubbed ‘Aspirasi Kerajaan’ camps) which were backed by campus authorities.

There were student boycotts at five major universities.

Background of UUCA

Existence of University and University Colleges Acts(AUKU or UUCA) was first implemented in 1971 to control and weaken student organization, thus controlling student movement and also the growth of political elite .Under AUKU, the freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of organization for students and academics had been denied . As youth are the future politician in Malaysia, this act restrains the development of critical thinking and thus is the caused of student apathy. Undermining democracy and freedom of speech suppresses not only students but also academics. They fear that their education or career would be susceptible if they were to be involved in any movements. In the past many students and also academics were victims of this act. As there are still no ramparts against this act, they had to suffer a valuable price for standing up for what they believed in. The relevance of this act favors only the ruling elite in pursuit of their gain however undermines the right of the youth to be heard.

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Please made a strong and quick respond to UM representative council president Mohd Effendi Omar statement

Demotration in front Parliament malaysia

Monday, December 05, 2005

Peace assembly at SUHAKAM



Pilihanraya (PR) yang adil dan telus adalah tonggak asas kepada demokrasi tulen. Kebebasan untuk berucap dan berhimpun adalah asas kebenaran yang dijamin oleh Perlembagaan Persekutuan Malaysia dan Deklarasi Hak Asasi Manusia Antarabangsa.

Seperti yang sedia maklum, Pilihanraya Kampus (PRK) adalah medan terbaik kepada mahasiswa untuk memilih pewakilan mereka bagi mewakili suara mereka dalam Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar (MPP) dan perkara ini adalah seiring dengan prinsip demokrasi yang diamalkan di Malaysia pada masa kini. Namun begitu, beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini PRK di semua Institut Pengajian Tinggi Awam (IPTA) telah dikotori dengan campurtangan pihak pentadbiran yang menaja mahasiswa pro-pentadbiran, sistem pengundian elektronik (e-voting), ugutan dan ancaman kepada calon pro-mahasiswa, peraturan PR yang berat sebelah, sikap double standard pihak pentadbiran, tempoh kempen yang singkat dan pelbagai lagi salahlaku dilakukan yang menjadi ancaman kepada mahasiswa untuk memilih calon secara bebas dan adil.

Selain itu, mahasiswa yang terlibat dalam PRK telah dikongkong dengan Akta Universiti Kolej Universiti (AUKU) dan peraturan PRK tidak adil. Mahasiswa akan dikenakan tindakan sekiranya mereka menganjur, mengorganisasi dan menghadiri perhimpunan. Dalam pada itu beberapa tindakan tatatertib telah dikenakan terhadap beberapa orang mahasiswa yang mengedar flyers, menyertai perhimpunan dan menghantar memorandum.

Oleh itu, Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia telah melancarkan “Tabung Kutipan Derma Mengembalikan Keadilan dan Demokrasi di Universiti” yang merupakan beberapa langkah yang telah diambil bagi mengembalikan dan melaksanakan demokrasi tulen di kampus. Kutipan derma ini dilakukan tidak melalui saluran yang meragukan dan dilaksanakan untuk melicinkan pergerakkan mencapai demokrasi di kampus.

Dengan tulus ikhlas, kami mengutarakan cadangan perbelanjaan yang akan digunakan sepanjang kempen dan program yang akan diadakan kelak (rujuk lampirkan). Semoga dengan sumbangan dan bantuan yang diberikan dapat membantu kami melancarkan perjalanan program dan kempen yang akan dilakukan bagi menunjukkan kuasa rakyat menentang penindasan yang dilakukan oleh universiti.


  1. Sumbangan berbentuk wang boleh disalurkan kepada akaun Bank Bumiputra Commerce (BCB) atas nama MOHD HANIF BIN BADERUN dan AHMAD NIZAM BIN SAMSUDIN di akaun bernombor


  1. Atau wang pos di alamat Pejabat Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM) di alamat

No. 3, Jln 5/48

Tmn Gasing Indah

46000 Petaling Jaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan

  1. Menghubungi Pengerusi SMM, Ahmad Rethauddin (017-3708384) atau Kong Wee Cheng (012-7121196)


I. Menyiasat penyelewengan dan kecactan yang diamalkan oleh pihak pentadbiran universiti.

II. Mengistiharkan PRK pada September lepas sebagai batal dan tidak sah, dan mengadakan pilihanraya semula di semua 17 IPTA di Malaysia.

III. Menyegerakan tindakan mengugurkan dakwaan dan tindakan disiplin yang dikenakan terhadap mahasiswa pro-demokrasi.

IV. Menghapuskan Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti (AUKU)





Program turun ke kampus


Program turun ke masyarakat


Penerbitan risalah


Menguruskan kenyataan bersama




1. Leaflet/brochure/publisiti

30,000 x RM 0.04 = RM 1,200

2. Pengangkutan

RM 500

3. Lojistik (ucapan)

2 x RM 250 = RM 500

4. Pengurusan

RM 500

No.3, Jalan 5/58, Taman Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel/Fax: 03-77839525 Email:

Open Letter by Malaysian NGOs ,Party and Community groups :

Conduct Free and Fair Campus Reelection , Stop Violation on Students’ Right and Drop all Charges Against Students


We, the undersigned groups urge the Ministry of Education to conduct a Free and Fair Campus Reelection. We also demand the Ministry and also the university authorities to immediately stop violating students’ rights to seek free and fair campus election and drop all charges against students.

Campus election is a yearly event that is conducted in all Malaysian local public universities and college universities where students vote to choose their Student Representative Council (SRC). However, complaints on , irregularities in the conduct of the election, abuse of power by the university authorities, rigged or unfair system of voting or campaigning and also biased actions by the authorities have been increasing and comes from all public universities. To date, none of the perpetrators have been brought to justice. The election commission headed by the deputy vice-chancellor in several universities has failed to ensure a free and fair election but is acting unjustly to ensure that their preferred candidates win.

We are listing down a few very significant violations that have taken place among the many violations that were done. The following are among the violations that have taken place.

  1. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) are using Electronic –Voting System. This system is not transparent, is not credible and there is no privacy for the voter. This is said because the authority will be able to trace who the student is voting for and also there is no recounting process as the computer does all the counting. The results can be easily tampered. .

  1. The families of six USM campus election candidates and their nominators received threatening phone calls and threats through SMS.

  1. In Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), candidate nomination forms which were sold at RM 5 last year are now sold at the RM 50 per form. Not only has that, deposits to stand in election been increased from RM10 to RM150 for campus level constituency and RM100 for faculty level constituency. Protest forms are sold at a price of RM300. This is a clear financial pressure for students as to make it difficult for students to stand for election and also to protest at any irregularities.

  1. In Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), campus authorities have misused their power and authority by organizing at least 9 student gatherings since July 2005 with the motive of promoting pro-university candidates. The campus authorities have also threatened students to vote for Aspirasi’s candidate to prevent themselves from being posted to rural areas such as Sabah and Sarawak as teachers once they graduate.

We have already highlighted all these issues to the Higher Education Ministry. However, before the Ministry of Higher Education gave any direct response to the students’ demand on free and fair campus election or take any action on the irregularities reported, the university authorities have begun to take impetuous action on students who have demanded free and fair elections and highlighted the irregularities of the university authorities.

At the moment, a number of students from UPM, USM and UM have received letters of summons, letters of proceedings or show cause letters. Currently cases of students which are proceeding for hearing are as follows:

i) Lim Sok Swan, second year student of Putra University of Malaysia. She is accused of inciting other students to boycott university permitted campus election during a gathering at UPM Administration Building on 29 September 2005. She is also charged for joining a rally from the National Mosque to the Malaysian Human rights Commission on 7th October, 2005 to submit the Campus Election Report 2005 to SUHAKAM.

ii) Ooi Tze Min, second year student of Putra University of Malaysia, has been charged with 7 cases:

1. Joining an assembly and sending memorandum of Free and Fair Campus Election in front of Malaysia Parliament.

2. Inciting other students to boycott university permitted campus election during a gathering at UPM Administration Building on 29 September 2005.

3. Inciting other students to boycott university permitted campus election during a gathering at no. Premise 8G (7365) Jalan 18/14, 43300 Sri Serdang, Selangor on 26 September 2005.

4. Giving a statement to NTV7 reporter regarding campus election issues on 29 September 2005 at UPM Administration Building.

5. Organizing a money collection activity inside and outside campus from 26 September to 29 September 2005.

6. Joining a rally from the National Mosque to the Malaysian Human rights Commission on 7th October , 2005 to submit the Campus Election Report 2005 to SUHAKAM

7. Joining an assembly at Majistret court Kuala Lumpur on 22 April 2005 in support of the abolishment of the University and College University Act and Internal Security Act.

iii) November 8, 2005- Tan Kar Hing, Third year student of Putra University of Malaysia, was charged with 7 cases also:

1. Being involved in a gathering (to call for a fair polls) in front of the Parliament building on Sept 21.

2. Instigating UPM students to boycott the campus election.

3. Being involved in a gathering at a coffee shop outside campus during nomination day on Sept 26.

4. Issuing media statements in connection with the campus polls on polling day.

5. Collecting money from students from Sept 26 to 29 for a campaign to boycott the elections.

6. Being involved in a procession from the National Mosque to hand over a memorandum to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

7. Being present at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court to express support for the repeal of the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the UUCA on April 22 .

iv) Ridhuan Bin Othman @ Abd. Razak,(UPM) was charged with the same reason, case fact and same section with Lim Sok Swan, which is Section 3 (f) and Section 11. On 21 September.

v) However there is another charge for Ridhuan and two more student Mohd Hisyamuidin bin Ghazali(UPM) dan Ahmad Taufik bin Kamarudin(UPM). Under Section 11, because of joining a assembly and sending memorandum on Free and Fair Campus Election in front of the Parliament.

vi) A final year USM student was charged for distributing flyers titled “Students Agenda” in the hostel on 10 September 2005 at 11:30pm without permission from the university authorities. .

Actually the “Students Agenda” is flyers on students’ demand for the campus election on international, national and campus level issue. The content of the flyers included students’ point of view on WTO, government corruption, privatization of education, water, electricity and health care, free and fair campus election, university red tape, and freedom of language usage.

vii) Two students from UM were also charged with distributing questionnaires on student welfare. One of them, Karim Abdul Rahim, was allegedly assaulted by a university official before the campus polls, has also lodged a report on the matter.

viii) The other UM student, Zainulfaqar Yaacob, was charged with rude behaviour against a university official and for interrupting the latter’s work, but the university authorities until now are not able to show any proof for the charge.

We the undersigned organizations call upon the Minister of Ministry of Higher Education:

  1. To declare the recent campus election null and void.

  1. To instruct and order each university to conduct a free and fair campus reelection or else take responsible for the corrupted electoral system

  1. To ensure every misconduct is not repeated and take immediate action on any individual/ group/ department who are responsible for it including the Vice Chancellor / Deputy Vice Chancellor.

  1. To ensure campus elections in the future will be free, fair and democratic.

  1. To instruct the respective universities to drop all charges immediately on all these students. At the same time, take no action on any students who are involved in the Free and Fair Campus Election campaign.

  1. We are demanding that the Minister of Higher Education and all 17 local universities’ authorities stop any form of violation of students’ right to peaceful assembly , freedom of speech and expression.

  1. Abolish the University and University College Act (AUKU)

Signatories to this joint statement:

  1. Alaiga grade
  2. All Women's Action Society (AWAM)
  3. Aliran
  4. Centre for Community Studies
  5. Universiti Utara Malaysia Chinese Undergraduate Association
  6. Community Development Center (CDC)
  8. DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY)
  9. Food Not Bombs (FNB)
  10. Gabungan Persatuan Guru-guru Sekolah Cina Malaysia(Jiao Zhong)
  11. Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia (GAMIS)
  12. Institute For Social Analysis (INSAN)
  13. Inter Varsity Council of Malaysia (IVC)
  14. Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (JERIT)
  15. Jawatankuasa Kebajikan Mahasiswa Mahasiswi (JKMI)
  16. Jawatankuasa Anti Bau Busuk Kg. Baru Kuala Kuang
  17. Johor Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section
  18. Kelab Rakan Islah Malaysia (KARISMA)
  19. Kumpulan Aktivis Media Individu (KAMI)
  20. Kumpulan Kemajuan Masyarakat (KKM)
  21. Malaysia Youth and Students Democratic Movement (DEMA)
  22. Malaysian Local Democracy Initiative (MALODI)
  23. Melaka Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section
  24. Multimedia University Chinese Language Society
  25. Negeri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section
  26. New Era College Student Union
  27. Parti Islam Semalaysia (PAS)
  28. Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)
  29. Parti Keadilan Rakyat Malaysia (PKR)
  30. Penang Anti-ISA Network (PAIN)
  31. Perak Young Graduate Centre
  32. Persatuan Kawan Karib Perak
  33. Persatuan Bahasa Tionghua Uinversiti Putra Malaysia (PBTUPM)
  34. Persatuan Bahasa Tionghua Universiti Sains Malaysia (PBTUSM)
  35. Persatuan Bahasa Cina Universiti Malaya (PBCUM)
  36. Persatuan Masyarakat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (PERMAS)
  37. Persatuan Kebajian Hopoh Chemor
  38. Persatuan Persahabatab Chak Kai
  39. Pertubuhan Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM)
  40. Pertubuhan Muzik Cina Perak
  41. Pertubuhan Shin Han
  42. Pusat Komunikasi Masyarakat (KOMAS)
  43. Save Ourselves, Penang (SOS)
  44. Save Our School Damasara Community
  45. Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (SCAH) Youth Section
  46. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
  47. Student Union of South College
  48. Taiwan Graduates Association of Perak.
  49. Tholilaliyin Tholar
  50. United Chinese school committee’s Association of Malaysia(UCSCAM)
  51. University Malaya Association of New Youth (UMANY)
  52. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Chinese Student Council
  53. Writer Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI)
  54. Women's Development Collective (WDC)
  55. Young People for Democracy Movement, Thailand (YPD)
  56. Asian Student Association (ASA)
  57. Student Federation of Thailand (SFT)