KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Universiti Malaya students have prostested against the resignation of Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Redzuan Othman from his position as the university’s Centre for Democracy and Elections (UMCedel) director.
The group, known as Universiti Malaya Students Association (PMUM), went to the chancellery building to hand over a memorandum yesterday.
The memorandum demanded for vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin to explain the controversy surrounding Prof Dr Mohammad Redzuan’s resignation, which was alleged to have been due to political pressure.
The memorandum also wanted the university’s administration to uphold academic freedom and condemn any intervention from outside, especially political parties.
The group was met by Prof Dr Mohd Amin’s personal assistant who said that the vice-chancellor was in a meeting and was not able to receive the memorandum.
Association president Fahmi Zainol, 23, said that PMUM refused to hand over the memorandum to a third party.
There have been allegations that the Education Ministry was behind Prof Dr Mohammad Redzuan’s dismissal.
However, the ministry has rebutted the claims, saying Prof Dr Mohammad Redzuan’s contract had merely ended.