Sunday, December 18, 2011

Malaysian Student Activism is Alive

Malaysian university students are slowly but surely finding their voice! About fifty of them went to Putrajaya on December 08, 2011 to protest against the Peaceful Assembly Bill:

Yesterday, in Kuala Lumpur, a 100-strong student group organized by Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM) took to the streets to lobby the repeal of the University and University Colleges Act (UUCA), which the undergraduates say denies their academic freedom. Unlike the 30-strong gathering at KL Sentral on December 14, the police (surprisingly) made no move to detain the student activists.

Picture by Choo Choy May

Long live Malaysian student activism!

Celtic failed to reach the last 32 of the Europa League despite a spirited draw at Serie A high-flyers Udinese. Gary Hooper opened the scoring inside 30 minutes with a close-range tap-in that was cancelled out on the stroke of half-time by Antonio Di Natale. The 1-1 draw sent Udinese through to the knockout stages as runners-up behind Group I winners Atletico Madrid – who ended their campaign with a 3-1 win against French outfit Rennes.

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