UKM Students Must Respect Selection Based On Elections
By Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin
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BANGI, 26 May 2016 – Students of The National University of Malaysia (UKM), whether at delegates councils, residential colleges or students associations, must appreciate the basis of selection through elections.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia said every parliamentary student delegation must also understand that the voice of the majority must be abided by, but at the same time the decision of the minority must be respected.
“That is the genuine democratic principle,” he said in his address in conjunction with the opening of the second session of the 2015/2016 session UKM Student Parliament, here recently.
His speech was read by his deputy, Datuk Ismail Mohamed Said.
Pandikar Amin advised the Student Parliament programme to provide the opportunity for each student to speak up and express their views and ideas on the management of universities in designing programmes and student development.
According to Pandikar Amin, Student Parliament members must conduct research first before expressing views and ideas to speak on the basis of facts.
Also present were Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and Alumni Affairs) Prof Dato’ Noor Aziah Mohd Awal and Students Representatives Council President, Muhammad Farhan Khairuddin.
Some 85 UKM Student MPs debated and discussed current issues faced by their compatriots in campus at the two-day session.