Chronology of UUM student Kok Wei’s case

Dear Friends,

Below are the chronology of UUM Student Kok Wei who is being charged under UUCA over the bus Issue of UUM. Kok Wei launched an online petition regarding the issue and was harrased by TNC.

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KRONOLOGI KES

Tarikh

Kejadian

03/01/09

Sebuah syarikat di Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM),Unic Symbol Business Sdn Bhd. Telah mengeluarkan notis berhubung dengan improvisasi E-Bus System dan kenaikan tambang nas bermula 17/01/09. Di bawah sistem baru, dua rancangan telah dikemukakan:

1. Plan RM 90: Penggunaan bas untuk durasi masa yang tidak dihadkan untuk sepanjang semester.Bagaimanapun, kad matrik hanya boleh digunakan sekali dalam tempoh 15 minit bagi mengelakkan pelajar daripada berkongsi kad matrik

2. Plan RM 22: Mengandungi 40 mata untuk 40 kali penggunaan bas.Ini bersamaan dengan RM0.55 untuk satu perjalanan satu hala. Justeru, hal ini bermakna tambang bas telah naik sebanyak 37.5%, daripada RM0.40 kepada RM0.55 bagi satu perjalanan satu hala

12/01/09

Choo Kok Wei dan rakan-rakan beliau telah melancarkan satu petisyen online (www.petitiononline.com/20090112/petition.html) untuk mengumpulkan sokongan pelajar sebagai protes terhadap isu ini. Pada mulanya, rancangan ini dilancarkan dan diadakan untuk tempoh lima hari dan satu memorandum akan dihantar kepada Timbalan Naib Canselor, Y. Bhg Tan Sri Dr Nordin Kardi,Ph.D

2 petang

Dalam tempoh beberapa jam, jumlah tandatangan yang terkumpul adalah 200

3 petang

Kok Wei menerima pangagilan daripada Unit Keselamatan semasa kuliah beliau, justeru panggilan tersebut tidak dapat dijawab

5 petang

Akses ke petisyen online tersebut telah disekat oleh pihak UUM tetapi Kok Wei dan rakan-rakan beliau berjaya menembusi sekatan tersebut dan menyebarkan nya kepada pelajar-pelajar

13/01/09

Pegawai Unit Keselamatan, Selvaraju a/l Subramaniam (Bahagian Siasatan) telah memanggil Kok Wei ke Unit Keselamatan secepat mungkin

11 pagi

Selvaraju telah memanggil Kok Wei sekali lagi semasa sesi perbincangan tugasan beliau.Kok Wei tidak dapat memenuhi arahan tersebut dan Selvaraju telah menggugut Kok Wei bahawa beliau akan ke bilik Kok Wei

6.30 petang

Unit Keselamatan telah menghantar surat rasmi kepada Kok Wei meminta beliau ke pejabat Unit Keselamatan pada pagi keesokan harinya. Kok Wei telah memaklumkan kepada Unit Keselamatan bahawa beliau akan bertemu dengan pegawai Unit Keselamatan pada 17/01/09 selepas pertemuan dengan Timbalan Naib Canselor

14/01/09

8.10 pagi

Selvaaju telah memaklumkan kepada Kok Wei bahawa beliau tidak dapat menerima permintaan Kok Wei untuk menunda pertemuan tersebut dan mahu Kok Wei ke Unit Keselamatan secepat mungkin. Sekali lagi beliau telah menggugut Kok Wei untuk menulis surat kepada Timbalan Naib Canselor bagi menyingkirkan Kok Wei daripada kolej kediaman

15/01/09

Kok Wei telah membuat permohonan kepada Timbalan Naib Canselor bagi menunda pertemuan tersebut kepada 19/01/09 memandangkan 17/01/09 adalah cuti umum

17/01/09

12.30 tengah hari

Kok Wei telah pergi ke Unit Keselamatan untuk menemui Selvaraju seperti yang dijanjikan oleh beliau dalam surat beliau kepada Unit Keselamatan. Kok Wei mengakui bahawa beliau telah melancarkan petisyen online berhubung dengan isu kenaikan tambang bas di UUM. Semasa sesi soal siasat, soalan-soalan yang tidak relevan telah dikemukakan

5 petang

Sesi soal siasat tamat

19/01/09

Jumlah tandatangan terkumpul adalah 500

11.35 malam

Kok Wei dan rakan-rakan beliau telah menemui Timbalan Naib Canselor. Empat tuntutan telah dikemukakan iaitu:

1. Menegekalkan tambang bas pada kadar RM0.40 atau menurunkan harga tambang bas di bawah kadar RM0.50

2. Baki kredit dibawa ke semester seterusnya

3. Universiti bersifat telus dalam mengemkakan kontrak kepada UNIC dan lain-lain kontrak pada masa hadapan bagi membolehkan para pelajar membuat pemantauan

4. Pelajar dilibatkan dalam mana-mana proses membuat keputusan yang melibatkan kepentingan dan kebajikan pelajar

Timbalan Naib Canselor telah bersetuju menurunkan kadar tambang kepada RM0.40 tetapi universiti akan mengkaji kembali kadar tambang tersebut dari semasa ke semasa. Baki kredit dibenarkan dibawa ke semester hadapan. Timbalan Naib Canselor turut memberi jaminan bahawa suara pelajar akan diambil kira dalam proses mengambil keputusan pada masa hadapan. Bagaimanapun, beliau menolak untuk mendedahkan kontrak UUM dengan UNIC kepada umum memandangkan kontrak tersebut diklasifikasikan sebagai rahsia

19/02/09

Choo telah menerima surat daripada Lembaga Disisplin UUM atas dakwaan merancang bantahan dalam laman web dan siaran kenyataan akhbar berububung isu kenaikan tambang bas di UUM. Beliau telah diminta untuk menghadiri prosiding kes pada 25/02 (Rabu) pukul 9.25 pagi di Bilik Mesyuarat Sri Delima,Tingkat 5, Bangunan Canselori

22/02/09

Kok Wei telah mengahantar surat memohon penundaan prosiding kes tetapi telah ditolak oelh Setiausaha Lembaga Disiplin UUM tanpa membaca surat tersebut.Kok Wei tidak dapat bertemu dengan Timbalan Naib Canselor kerana beliau tiada di pejabat beliau.

Below is the chronology in english

Chronology:

Date

Incident

03/01/09

A bus company in Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) named Unic Symbol Business Sdn. Bhd. had released a notice about the upgrading of E-bus System and increment in bus fare starting on 17/01/09. Under the new system, two plans will be introduced:

1. RM90 plan: Unlimited times of bus riding for the whole semester. But matric card can only be used once in 15 minutes to avoid students from sharing a matric card.

2. RM22 plan: Contains 40 points, which means 40 bus rides. This is equal to RM0.55 per ride (one way). In this way, the bus fare has increased 37.5%, from RM0.40 to RM0.55 per ride (one way).

Remaining credits for both plans cannot be transferred to the next semester.

The news spread fast and students were unhappy with the changes made.

12/01/09

Choo Kok Wei and friends had set up an online petition specifically for UUM students at www.petitiononline.com/20090112/petition.html to gather students’ support as a protest towards the bus issue. Initially it was planned to be held for five days and then a memorandum will be sent to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dr. Nordin Kardi, Ph.D.

2pm

Within few hours, the number of signature had reached 200.

3pm

Kok Wei received call from Security Department (UK) during lecture, so he didn’t answer it.

5pm

The online petition website had been blocked by UUM but Kok Wei and friends were able to find ways to access to it later and spread it to the students.

13/01/09

8.30am

UK officer Selvaraju a/l Subramanian (Investigation Department) called Kok Wei and wanted Kok Wei to go to UK immediately.

11am

Selvaraju called Kok Wei again during his assignment discussion. Kok Wei wasn’t able to make it and Selvaraju threatened Kok Wei that he would go to Kok Wei’s room.

6.30pm

UK sent an official letter to Kok Wei, asking him to go to UK office for discussion on the next morning. Immediately, Kok Wei replied UK that he would meet UK on 17/01/09 after meeting with Deputy Vice Chancellor.

14/01/09

8.10am

Selvaraju called Kok Wei, saying that he couldn’t accept Kok Wei’s request to postpone the meeting. He wanted Kok Wei to go to UK immediately. Again, Selvaraju threatened that he will write a letter to Deputy Vice Chancellor so that Kok Wei will be kicked out from hostel.

15/01/09

Kok Wei resent appointment letter to Deputy Vice Chancellor to postpone the meeting to 19/01 because 17/01 was public holiday.

17/01/09

12.30pm

Kok Wei went UK to meet Selvaraju as promised in the replied letter. Kok Wei admitted that he set up the online petition. During the interrogation, many irrelevant questions were asked.

5pm

Interrogation went on for 4 and a half hours and finished at 5pm.

19/01/09

The number of signature for the online petition had reached 500.

11.35pm

Kok Wei and friends met with Deputy Vice Chancellor and handed in a memorandum. Four demands have been raised:

1. Maintain the bus fare at RM0.40 per point or reduce it to a rate lower than RM0.55 per point.

2. The remaining credit can be brought forward to the next semester.

3. University has to be transparency in the contract with UNIC and also other contracts in the future, so that students are able to supervise it.

4. Students are involved in any decision making that are concerning the benefits of the students.

Deputy Vice Chancellor has agreed to reduce the bus fare to RM0.40 but university will review the rate from time to time. Remaining of the credits can be brought forward to the next semester. Deputy Vice Chancellor also ensured that voices of students will be taken into consideration in the future. But he refused to open the contract with UNIC to the public because it is confidential.

19/02/09

At Night

Choo received a letter from the Disciplinary Board of UUM, charging him for “planning a protest in online media and released press statement regarding bus fare issue in UUM”. He was asked to attend disciplinary proceeding on 25/2 (Wednesday), 9.25am at Bilik Mesyuarat Sri Delima, Tingkat 5, Bangunan Canselori.

22/02/09

8.30am

Kok Wei sent a letter asking for postpone, but has been rejected by the secretary of UUM Disciplinary Board without reading at the letter. Kok Wei wasn’t able to meet the Deputy Vice Chancellor because he is not in the office.

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