It is not as easy as it once was for universities to stifle academic freedom. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) yesterday lifted its suspension order against law professor Abdul Aziz Bari.
His suspension sparked protests on Friday as students chanted “Long live knowledge”, “Crush oppression” and “Free Aziz Bari”.
The voice of People Power has been heard. Aziz Bari can resume work today while university investigations continue.
Across the world, there is a new democratic awakening, a new consciousness blossoming. And it refuses to be silenced in the face of injustice.