Thursday, August 06, 2009

Students Involved In ISA Gathering Will Face Legal Action

BANGI, Aug 1 (Bernama) -- Tertiary students will not be spared from legal action if they are found to be participating in gatherings to oppose or support the Internal Security Act (ISA), Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said Saturday.

"If there are students involved in the gatherings and they allow themselves to be victimised and used for other people's agenda, I will not protect them," he told reporters after opening the Asean Universities Build-and-Break Competition 2009 here.

He was asked whether there were students invovled in the gatherings planned in Kuala Lumpur today by two groups of non-governmental organisations -- the Gabungan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI), which opposed the ISA, and the Majlis Permuafakatan Ummah (Perwaris)together with the Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa), which wanted the act retained.

On another development, Mohamed Khaled said the National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM), which was closed on July 21 following Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak, was reopened last Tuesday.