The high-handed police action action against the university students at Tanjung Malim has handed the BN an awful start to the New Year.
With one fell swoop, it has exposed the farce of Najib’s plan to supposedly transform the country into the “world’s best democracy”.
A student is lying injured in hospital. Let’s state the obvious: what happened to the students in the wee hours of the New Year is not going to endear the Najib administration to the awakening students’ movement. And that’s not counting the close to 100000 unemployed graduates and diploma holders…
For too long, our university students have been suppressed and stifled. And then we wonder why our students are unable to think creatively and analyse issues.
Najib’s much-touted reforms had held out a glimmer of hope for greater democracy, including freedom of assembly and greater freedom on campus – but he has so far failed to deliver when it counts. A deep disappointment – but then again was much ever expected from his administration?
Read Aliran’s statement condemning the heavy-handed action today.