17 September 2012
A university should be a place where intellectual discussion can be held freely without fear of intimidation from any quarters. It is such a shame that this esteemed university, who is proud to call itself the Garden of Knowledge & Virtue had chose to act as if they are anti-intellectual.
Cancelling program at the very last minute is very unacceptable. As a Muslim, we are expected to use our intellect, our power of reason, with guidance from Allah to provide ease to everyone especially those who are seeking knowledge. The purpose of the Revelation as the blessing for the whole world should be adapted in our act and decision. The discretionary power given to us must be used wisely with the concept of ihsan in our heart.
This is not the first time such issue arises. We had witnessed another program organized during the previous academic year by the Law Students' Society IIUM which is In-Person With Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, had also been cancelled with the same reason which is AUKU.
The university must free itself from any political influence whether from the outside or from the inside. Remember, there is a different between a university, and a kindergarten with the label, "University".
Fuad Syazwan Ramli
Law Students' Society IIUM 2011/2012
Inspired by fuad at 9:59 AM