Student power

THE drama that shrouded the Iranian presidential elections manifested itself at UCSI University (UCSI) recently - minus the subsequent protests.

Designated as one of six official polling stations in Malaysia, around 300 Iranians flocked to UCSI’s boardroom to cast their ballot.

Apart from UCSI staff and students, the campus also played host to Iranians living in and around Kuala Lumpur.

And while the serious business was going on, other UCSI students were busy choosing a new Student Council president and deputy president of their own.

After some deliberation, the playing field was narrowed down to two teams.

Team A fielded Angala Henry Tonye, a third-year Nigerian Engineering student, to run for president, with Jessie Lim Yu Min, a final-year Mass Communications student, as deputy president.

Meanwhile, Team B fielded Faculty of IT and Management students, Simon Goh Wai Kit and Kendrick Ng, to run for the president and deputy president respectively.

Team A won after netting 56% of the votes and both Henry and Lim said they would elect a new Student Council soon in order to unite UCSI’s local and international students.

With both electoral processes going smoothly, democracy is alive and well at UCSI.

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