PM's media adviser on media and communications directs his advice at the universities that took part in the Malay Dignity Congress.
It is not easy for junior academic staff to decline requests from their influential seniors.
Khaled Nordin says the government should have done a study and presented the findings first before making such a decision.
The Cabinet has agreed 'in principle' to the merger of the institutions and the education ministry is preparing a framework for it implementation.
Proposals to streamline higher education through long-awaited structural reform.
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin's vice-chancellor Hassan Basri Awang Mat Dahan says merging the universities is like forming a brigade with two battalions.
UMT's student body says there are many questions that need to be answered by the relevant parties.
According to a source close to the matter, the high cost is behind the decision to merge the institutions.
The Malaysian Employers Federation says students at all levels must be equipped with proper technology and IT knowledge if the nation wants to compete successfully.
The state government should have been consulted over the appointment of new Universiti Malaysia Sabah vice-chancellor, says Upko man
The companies will also be allowed to sell these numbers.
Plagiarising other people's work is a serious academic breach of trust, says UUM's Sudin Haron.
It is difficult to keep up with the number of universities in Malaysia as they keep mushrooming.
A true public intellectual will remain consistently relevant in the goal to develop a critical society, and there is no room for selfish, egotistical agendas.
Education minister says it is not right for university authorities to project an unclear stand and take the safe route when students are attacked by 'irresponsible parties'.
Only naive people would think that a political despot donates for altruistic reasons.
Empty slogans and political rhetoric will not help bring the country to greater heights, especially not in the education sector.
The education minister sets three key objectives for the basis of improvements in schools and universities.
The health ministry is considering the move to ensure a healthy environment for non-smokers.
The MQA must function as a facilitator, and no longer as a police force, to ensure a more conducive environment for the creation of useful and dynamic education programmes.
The 348-page report underlines various human rights issues such as child marriages, freedom of speech and stateless children, which continue to plague society.
There is a need to focus on digital technology, biotechnology and the environment, he says.
The Penang deputy CM urges universities to tie up with companies to produce workforce relevant to market demand.
Private universities are meant to fail; providing financial assistance means the government is merely subsidising their profit.