Stern action will be taken against students sponsored by Mara, who were involved in the anti-government illegal rally in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said so far, there had been no reports on the involvement of Mara students in the rally.
Any gathering outside the area designated by the police would be illegal, he said.
"Any Mara student who participates in illegal rallies will face action," he told reporters after attending the ministry's Merdeka Day celebration programme at the Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Pengkalan Chepa in Kota Baru today.
On the celebration programme, Ismail Sabri said it would boost the spirit of the celebrations for more than 500,000 of the ministry's staff, including those from its departments, agencies and organisations.
He said the programme was conducted nationwide today, involving 40 Urban Transformation Centres, as well as Mara students overseas.
Also present was his deputy, Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub.