A couple of academics have informed me that all classes have apparently been cancelled from 4.00pm as the university appears to have gone into shut-down mode for today.
Meanwhile, a circular purportedly from the campus authorities is making the rounds:
The word is that the campus electrical system (supposedly) may be undergoing repairs… staff have been advised to take the rest of the day off.
Said one academic in campus at 4.00pm: “Nobody here. Now I can goyang kaki in my office.”
This is how a ‘world-class’ university operates.
Despite warnings, the University of Malaya Student Council (PMUM) is pressing ahead with a talk “40 Years: From University of Malaya to Jail” with Anwar as the main speaker at 9.00pm today on campus – or maybe now outside the gates.
Lim Kit Siang tweeted: “Clampdown of UM n show-cause to student leader Fahmi 2prevent Anwar from returning to her alma mater to speak to students this evening.”
Anwar’s appeal in the Federal Court – after the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision to acquit him on a charge of sodomy – is scheduled for 28-29 October.
If you are in UM now, please tell us what is happening there.