Ong Tee Keat reminds everyone that UiTM is public funded and interaction with non-Malays enhances competitiveness of students

Tee Keat: Let’s focus on unity

“Nobody has denied that (UiTM was built under Article 153 of the Federal Constitution), but when people raise such a proposal or suggestion, is it necessary to pick a quarrel with them?” he said yesterday in response to the protests following a suggestion to open the university to other races.

Ong said UiTM already had a 5% quota for foreign students, and like any other public tertiary institution, it was financed by public funds.

He said Maktab Rendah Sains Mara had set aside a 10% quota for non-Malay students as early as 2000 and it had been well received by non-bumiputras.

“It was a policy made by the government of the day, with the objective that the bumiputra students would have greater opportunities through such an offer to interact with non-Malays, enhancing the competitiveness of the students.

“These are not my words. I am merely quoting what the Government said at that point in time,” he told reporters.

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2 comments on “Ong Tee Keat reminds everyone that UiTM is public funded and interaction with non-Malays enhances competitiveness of students
  1. scottsun says:

    MCA must be daring to speak out what is correct and should be the way.The chinese and non bumi is looking and don’t become a tool and hide behind unmo .If the mca is right i think the non bumi will start to support even if is out of BN

  2. jonathan says:

    Why are we digging up old issues? if UiTM wants
    to continue to adopt an Understandably insular
    Thinking Mentality let them me. Have anyone
    been less successful or a better preson becoz
    he/she didn’t get into UiTM?

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