Maszlee: Campus polls will be free from outside influence


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Education Ministry has assured that campus elections at public varsities will be free from the influence of political parties or individuals with vested interests.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, however, said that any student who is enrolled at a public university would be bound by its constitution, regulations and laws that are currently in force.

"If we look at what happened at Universiti Malaya's campus polls a few days ago, the students showed their maturity as not all of them were interested in political parties.

"There were also many students who chose to show professionalism," he said in response to Datuk Jalaluddin Alias (BN-Jelebu) during question time at the Dewan Rakyat Thursday (March 14).

Commenting further, Dr Maszlee said that UM polls held on March 4 were successfully managed by the students themselves, without intervention from university management.

He said the last time a campus election was organised by UM students was 49 years ago. – Bernama