I refer to your report UPM student alleges assault by fellow-students.
Mob rule reigns supreme in this country. Previously, we have heard of gatherings organised by NGOs being gatecrashed by other parties not happy with the issue being discussed. Now our universities have caught up with this despicable behavior with students there manhandling others.
I always thought that gangsterism and bullying only occur in primary and secondary schools where the minds are sometimes not mature enough to differentiate between right and wrong. Not in universities where students should be more matured and open-minded and be able to discuss sensitive issues intelligently with their own peers.
What is wrong with our educations system if university students don't respect the law and act like the Gestapo against those who don't agree with their way of doing things and use brute force to stifle dissenting voices? It is sad to see that racial bias is still strong in varsity campuses.
In the above report, the opposing parties are made up of different races and this shows that polarisation among the various races in universities has reached a dangerous level.
University students are the future leaders of this country but with their poor mindsets, how are they going to lead our country to greater heights? With all the malaises surrounding our graduates such as being unable to work independently, lacking critical thinking and having poor communication skills, this latest brutish incident at UPM will paint an even poor picture of them.
Universities in this country should not force their students to support only pro-government student councils on campus. They should allow students a free choice of whom they want to support as they are old enough to think for themselves. They should not be shackled in their way of thinking and brainwashed into only supporting the government of the day.
Our higher education minister and university top officials should look carefully at this issue as it reflects on the weakness of our education system in which students seem to be segregated by race and don't mix around with other races.
Unity in diversity as preached by our politicians rings hollows here.