Minister tables amendment Bills to allow student involvement in politics

Education Minister Maszlee Malik tabled three amendment Bills which will give students of higher education institutions more freedom to participate in politics. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali
Education Minister Maszlee Malik tabled three amendment Bills which will give students of higher education institutions more freedom to participate in politics. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Three amendment Bills which will give students of higher education institutions more freedom to participate in politics, was tabled for first reading at the Dewan Rakyat today.

The three Acts involved are the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971, the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 and the Educational Institutions (Discipline) Act 1976.

The Bills are aimed at lifting the ban on students to engage in political activities within campus grounds.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik who tabled the Bills said the second reading would also be held in the same meeting. — Bernama

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