(Corrected at 6:15pm, 4 Sept 2010) THE student movement in Malaysia was once vibrant, independent and autonomous. “Mahasiswa jurubicara rakyat” was the students’ motto in the 1960s. However, the government enacted the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) in 1971 to restrict students’ freedom and their rising influence. Thereafter, the student movement suffered a decline. […]
To discuss the climate local university students live and study in today and answer the question why any student would want to be political despite the risk of expulsion, The Fairly Current Show host Fahmi Fadzil speaks with student activist Hilman Idham.