STATEMENT: Student Activism Should Be Encouraged. Freedom of Expression.

STATEMENT DATED 17 Nov 2016

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1.     It has been reported that following a directive from the Ministry of Higher Education at least two private universities (Monash University Malaysia and Curtin University Sarawak) have issued warning notices to their students that disciplinary action will be taken for participation in any “illegal” assembly.  The notices were sent 4 days before the Bersih5 protest.

2.     These threats of disciplinary action put undue pressure on students who wish to participate at Bersih5. The issuance of the notices by the universities may be perceived an abuse of powers by the university authorities to stifle freedom of expression and to curtail student activism and participation in what is clearly a legitimate democratic process.  Read more

STATEMENT: Student Activism Should Be Encouraged. Freedom of Expression.

STATEMENT DATED 17 Nov 2016pdf

STUDENT ACTIVISM SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSIONdownload-1

1.     It has been reported that following a directive from the Ministry of Higher Education at least two private universities (Monash University Malaysia and Curtin University Sarawak) have issued warning notices to their students that disciplinary action will be taken for participation in any “illegal” assembly.  The notices were sent 4 days before the Bersih5 protest.

2.     These threats of disciplinary action put undue pressure on students who wish to participate at Bersih5. The issuance of the notices by the universities may be perceived an abuse of powers by the university authorities to stifle freedom of expression and to curtail student activism and participation in what is clearly a legitimate democratic process.  Read more