Tag: academic freedom
The recent emotionalism surrounding the Rome Statute showed the failure of Malaysian universities and educators.
The former prime minister also questions the government's commitment to allowing free speech on campus.
Activist calls on education minister to review outdated policies used by universities.
Public university heads and academic staff must rethink their fate and positions in the new Malaysia.
Academic freedom has always existed in public universities – the question is whether academics are willing to pay the price.
Despite controversy surrounding his appointment, the education minister gets support from former US government adviser on Islam, John L Esposito.
The PPBM chief strategist says the education minister's appointment as the university's president is for the transitional period as mentioned in PH's manifesto.
Maszlee Malik can perhaps justify the three magic words in IIUM's name and give them their rightful meaning.
This is the third time an education minister has been appointed to the university's top post.
The National Patriots Association says measures must be taken to tackle shortcomings at the National Defence University of Malaysia.
Coalition for Academic Freedom urges education ministry to engage with students and stakeholders.
Law lecturer Azmi Sharom says education minister's order for open forums provide only a short-term solution, and calls for vice-chancellors who are independent of the ministry.
The Malaysian Academic Movement urges new education minister to undertake crucial reforms to improve academic environment, including abolishing the National Council of Professors.
Universiti Malaya Academic Staff Association president Azmi Sharom says gag order violates freedom of expression and prevents staff from doing their jobs.
They warn that the current crackdown on intellectual freedom will soon give way to extremism in Malaysian society.
Think-tank IDEAS calls for policies to allow Malaysian universities to enjoy greater autonomy over their own administrative affairs without political interference.
Youth activist however praises members of organising committee who resigned soon after in protest of curtailed academic freedom.
Protect free speech and academic freedom, enact new law against incitement of racial, gender and religious hatred