YOURSAY 'What has happened to the idealism of our university students? In most countries, it is always the undergraduates who are at the forefront in fighting for justice.'
SW1M event a brainwashing session, claims Bawani
Moontime: After watching the video clip and reading KS Bawani's comment on the matter, I am glad that we still have students like her who is not afraid of voicing out her opinion.
For far too long, BN and its affiliates have attempted to brainwash the younger generation and browbeat them into submission. Do you honestly believe that this is the only way to get through to them?
Granted, they may look passive and meek during the so-called seminars but after that there will be a myriad of comments in the social network either condemning or supporting the speakers. However, in this recent case, we see more of the former.
Please stop treating these young adults as if they were your weak-minded minions. Engage them through stimulating discussions and accept their opinions with an open mind. Is it too much to ask?
Yes, if arrogance, ego and "I'm right, you're wrong" mentality get in the way. So, don't be puzzled or surprised when the young generation supports the opposition as a result of this fiasco.
Boom Boom Pow!: Bawani is brave indeed. I am not sure if I could do that now, but in my younger days perhaps.
I don't know which inflamed me more: business loss due to corruption, being marginalised for being who I am, being treated as a second-class citizen all my life, or a deep concern over what is blatantly happening before our eyes.
So overt are BN's bad deeds that it leads people outside of Malaysia to remark, "Wow, a majority of those people are not that bright to return this government for the last 50 years. Unbelievable."
Yes, unbelievable. Our forefathers fought for our country. It's your turn now to make that historic change and write into the history books forever, 'we are truly free, god almighty, we are truly free'.
FellowMalaysian: Bawani's action in voicing her disapproval against character assassinations by the Umno-backed SW1M panellists showed courage beyond her years. The opposition should organise counter attacks against these BN campaigns in university grounds.
Relate the Jingga (Orange Book) objective of free tertiary education instead of talking foul of certain individuals as students' concern are centred more on their welfare rather than on what's happening in the political arena per se.
AJ: On hindsight, we have to thank the panelist to bring to fore what most people have heard about our education system that has clearly gone astray. This is first hand proof of systematic dumbing down, brainwashing and handicapping the not-so-capable university students.
They are there mostly because it was paid for and an assurance of a government job after passing through the degree mill.
Ferdtan: Law student Bawani said: "It's like they want to buy students with the Galaxy Notes."
What has happened to the idealism of our university students? In most countries, it is always the undergraduates who are at the forefront of fighting for justice.
In the past, they were so committed in their causes that many corrupted governments were toppled. Here in Malaysia, most of the undergraduates at the forum were more interested in Galaxy Notes.
Little Hantu: Many people say our education system has failed. But to Umno, it is actually very successful - producing the zombies they want and who will say ‘yes' every time they hear the word "lucky draw Samsung Galaxy Note II"
MCA, Gerakan join in slamming of UUM panellist
Pronto: MCA and Gerakan are parties that conspired with Umno all these years to brainwash our students. They knew about BTN (Biro Tatanegara) but they choose to be silence partners and allow Umno to continue these brain-washing exercises.
Gerard Lourdesamy: Why are MIC and the PPP keeping quite? After watching the clip, it is obvious that Sharifah has:
a) made a seditious statement when she implied that Bawani should leave Malaysia if she wanted free education (a clear incitement to create disaffection between races);
b) breached the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) which prohibits overt and covert political activities on campus;
c) committed criminal and civil defamation when she called Bersih's S Ambiga an "anarchist"; and
d) the ‘lottery' she conducted for the new Samsung Galaxy handphone was contrary to the edict of the National Fatwa Council that prohibited games of chance for Muslims (the audience was majority Muslim). I suggest that the police and the Majlis Agama Islam Kedah take action against her immediately.
Dex: "(MCA Youth education bureau chief) Chong (Sin Woon) reminded Sharifah that university students of today are no longer "katak di bawah tempurung (ignorant)" and are capable of holding sound opinions of their own."
I watched the whole video, there was only one ‘katak' outside the ‘tempurung' - Bawani.
Rakyat Malaysia: Freedom of expression? Sharifah stopped another student from commenting during the final minute of her verbal assault.
The student asked "Can I talk?", she said "No" and continued on to show a video. Now, what is she so scared of?
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