Malaysian students studying in Australia have been warned their scholarships are under threat if they attend a lecture by democracy icon Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysian students studying in Australia have been warned their scholarships are under threat if they attend a lecture by democracy icon Anwar Ibrahim.

The one-time deputy prime minister and perennial opponent of the Malaysian government, feted around the world for his decades-long campaign for democracy and the rule of law, will speak this weekend at Adelaide’s Festival of Ideas.

For 15 years Mr Anwar has been a leading figure in the Malaysian opposition, and for 15 years he has been dragged in and out the courts on trumped-up charges of corruption, and more sensationally, sodomy.

He was beaten and gaoled until the sodomy charge was thrown out by the supreme court and he was released, only to be charged again in 2008. Again he was acquitted, but the Malaysian government wants him tried again.

Now, the government has warned Malaysian students that their scholarships are under threat if they attend Mr Anwar’s lecture.

An email from the student adviser at the Malaysian consulate in Sydney has warned students to make sure their scholarship “does not go down the drain”.

“Please refrain yourselves from further joining this activity. You are smarter to think and focus on what matters, rather than joining this activity that could make your hardship in maintaining good grades and earning the scholarship goes down the drain,” the email said.

“I wouldn’t hesitate to take stern action to those scholars who involved. You know really well what you’ve signed into.”

The email is signed “the one who cares,” student advisor Shahrezan Sheriff.

source: ABC News

image

Advertisements
Posted in BN government, jijik, kosong

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog Stats
  • 356,929 hits
Pages
October 2013
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
%d bloggers like this: