Chaos reigns as 10 winners in UPM polls are disqualified
PETALING JAYA: The campus elections are over in 19 public universities but the “fever” continued to rage at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Chaos reigned when 10 out of the 11 Pro-Mahasiswa candidates who won seats on the university’s student representative council were told on Tuesday that they had been disqualified.
Students staged a vigil on Tuesday night and continued with fiery protests outside the main administrative building for most of yesterday.
The disqualified students were then reinstated before 2pm but continued to protest, demanding a personal apology from UPM deputy vice-chancellor (student affairs and alumni) Prof Dr Fauzi Ramlan.
Prof Fauzi said he would not press charges against the students who smashed a glass door at the main administrative building.
While Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin advised the elected student leaders to fulfil their mandate, his deputy Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah asked that the campus election results be recognised.ody>