Urgent Appeal: Withdraw Disciplinary Charge On UM Student Representative

Anyone who support to campus democracy can please download the following letter and email/fax to the UM Deputy Vice-Chancellor to give support to the UM student representative.

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URGENT APPEAL

WITHDRAW DISCIPLINARY CHARGE ON UM STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Tan Tiong Yih, a Universiti Malaya’s student representative was charged by the University Malaya (UM) authority under Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) with the reason of faking a medical certificate for his absence of a constitutional course on the eve of campus election nomination day. He has denied the allegation and was asked to attend an inquiry on 24/3/2011 (Thursday) to determine if action is to be taken against him for violation of rules and regulations of the university.

Please call, fax or email the sample letter below to UM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Prof. Datuk Dr. Rohana Binti Yusof to show your concern.

To:

Prof. Datuk Dr. Rohana Binti Yusof

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni)

University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

Tel. No.: 03-7967 3201

Fax No.: 03-7956 8611

Email: tyma@um.edu.my

Dear Madam,

Withdraw Disciplinary Charge on UM Student Representative Immediately

We/I, ______________________ from ______________________, oppose the action of University Malaya (UM) authority for charging Tan Tiong Yih under Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) with the reason of faking a medical certificate for his absence of a constitutional course on the eve of campus election nomination day.

2) We/I strongly feel that the disciplinary charge should be withdrawn because Tan Tiong Yih was a student representative that was elected by all the UM students. His representation and qualification should not be questioned or challenged by the university authority. All the student matters within campus should enjoy their autonomy.

3) As the oldest and leading university in Malaysia, UM should set a good example for other university to follow by creating a mature democratic space for students to participate and respecting student autonomy. This can improve student’s critical thinking and regain the public confidence on our tertiary education.

4) We/I urge that UM authority:

a) to withdraw disciplinary charge from Tan Tiong Yih immediately.

b) restore his qualification as student representative unconditionally

c) to respect the student autonomy and stop the intimidates on university students.

Yours faithfully,

______________

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