Flag-lowering student stands by his actions

  • Nation
  • Friday, 23 Dec 2011

STUDENT activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim, who brought down a flag bearing an image of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Putra World Trade Centre, has drawn a lot of criticism and media attention but stands by his action.

Interviewed by Sinar Harian, the 22-year-old student of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Tanjung Malim, said he was not worried that the university might expel him as he could find places elsewhere.

Furthermore, he added, it is not necessary that one needs to be at a campus to study.

However, he is adamant that he did not commit any crime.

“If it was a crime, I would have been scared to do it. It is merely a form of expression. Why are some politicians demanding that I apologise?” he asked.

Should his university decide to sack him, said Adam Adli, it should first give him a fair hearing.

“My friends have told me the university administration is looking for me and they have asked me not to return to the campus for fear that others may get at me,” he said.

He said his parents understood his struggle.

In a separate report, the paper quoted PKR Youth wing chief Shamsul Iskandar Mat Akin as saying that Adam Adli's father had sought his help to get police protection for his son.

>A college student alleged that a former actor, who pursued a religious cause after retiring from show-business, put a spell on her and forced her to marry him at an office where he provides traditional healing.

She said he then made love to her and locked her up for four days in a room, Kosmo! reported.

After she came to her senses at about 11pm on Wednesday, she lodged a report at the Selayang police station.

The 25-year-old student said she had gone to see the man, a popular actor in the 70s and 80s, who was once implicated in a sexual assault case, as she wanted some traditional medication for an ailment suffered since October.

During the treatment, the actor allegedly used a lot of profanities and then asked her to marry him on the spot, with his son-in-law as a witness.

Gombak deputy OCPD Supt Rosly Hassan confirmed receiving a report from the woman.

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