UiTM VC: Can't separate politics and education in struggle for bumi rights

Mohd Fadhli Mohd Sulaiman

Modified 17 Jan 2020, 12:33 am

It is impossible to separate Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) from politics due to its original goal of representing Malay and bumiputera rights, its Vice-Chancellor Mohd Azraai Kassim said.

However, the fundamentals of education should be a priority and not compromised by any programme that is political in nature and strays from the founding principles of UiTM, Mohd Azraai (photo, above) told Malaysiakini in an interview.

"Institutions like UiTM have had a hard time separating from politics because it was built on the basis of a specific mission to help the Malays and bumiputeras, so that they do not miss out and get involved in developing the economic landscape of the country...

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