City Campus, Technical University of Malaysia Malacca, Malaysia, Feb 2015. Wikimedia Commons

The Star-Nov 11
It must be much more than students and politics.  As Malaysian statutes go, the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) is easily among the most frequently discussed because it pulls and pushes the levers of a powerful and influential system. Unfortunately, with that comes the temptation to wield the Act as a political tool. Introduced in 1971 to “provide for the establishment, maintenance and administration of universities and university colleges and for other matters connected with it”, the Act has a direct impact on how our youth are molded.


First published in: The Star