Guiding our students: Lessons from recent events


THE recent protests by UiTM students, calling for the university to reject a proposal to open up temporarily the institution's cardiothoracic surgery programme to non-Bumiputras, struck a chord among Malaysians.

On one hand, concerns arose about second class citizenry and what it meant to be Malaysian in today’s day and age. On the other hand, it aroused support for and protection of Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, which pertains to the privileges of Bumiputras.

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Danial Rahman

Danial Rahman

Danial Rahman has education close to his heart. He tweets at @danial_ari and welcomes feedback at danialrahman0330@gmail.com.

   

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