10 Mar '11, 3am

DTN Thailand: OPINION: Suppressing dissent at a cost: Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) - Two weeks ago 10 students i...

Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) - Two weeks ago 10 students in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), a leading university in Malaysia, who had won seats on the Student Representative Council , were told that they were disqualified by the university management. This led to an angry reaction from their supporters and scenes of chaos on campus ... well, by Malaysian standards they were chaotic. Eventually the 10 were reinstated. Last week seven students from Kuala Kubu Baru wanted to return their copies of Interlok - a school text book that many say contains racial slurs - to the school because they did not want to read it. This resulted in them being brought to the police station and collectively interrogated for 10 hours. These two incidents are separated temporally and spatially but there is a common link between them. Before I go into that however, I just want to say how shocking...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/opinion-suppressing-dissent-cost...

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