Thursday, January 09, 2014

'Better Platform For Students To Voice Grouses, Says Political Analyst', Awani, 1 January 2014

Better platform for students to voice grouses, says political analyst

KUALA LUMPUR: A better platform is needed for students to voice out their grouses to the government, said USM political scientist associate professor Dr Sivamurugan Pandian.

Speaking to #AWANI on Wednesday, Sivamurugan said such a platform would be in line with the country's democratic process.

Commenting on the rally by TURUN, Sivamurugan added that allowing students to take part in rallies outside campus is part of the amendments made to the Universities and Universities and Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA).

A group of dissatisfied youths gathered at Dataran Merdeka yesterday to voice out their grievances over the increase in cost of living.

The grouses came from TURUN, an undergraduate non-governmental organisation and several others including Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM), Jingga 13 and Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM).

Chairman of Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia Mohd Bukhairy Soffian reiterated that their intention was not an attempt to provoke or overthrow the government but to express dissatisfaction of the people over the rising cost of living in the country.

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