Thursday, September 19, 2013

Protest in Adelaide University

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Unhappy students at Australia’s Adelaide University gathered to protest the naming of a university courtyard after despicable Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud. 

The protest, which took place today, saw the students gathered at the ‘Taib Mahmud Court’. It was named so in December 2008 in acknowledgement of “his significant support, and tireless work in helping to promote and strengthen the links between Australia and Malaysia”, according to an article on the university’s e-magazine the Adelaidean.

Taib had been known to make multi-billon dollar donations to his alma mater, however, the students have said the university should just distance itself from Taib’s “blood money”. 

The students had previously stated on a dedicated Facebook page that they are protesting as they "refuse to accept that (their) education is...funded by the suffering of people, forests and animals".

If the university vice-chancellor Warren Bebbington had any sense at all, he would delete Taib’s name. The university must not be tainted by the latter's flagitious reputation.

AC Milan scored two late goals (82, 85) as they claimed a 2-0 win over unfortunate Celtic in their Group H Champions League opener in Italy. Celtic were undone in the San Siro when Emilio Izaguirre deflected Cristian Zapata's shot into his own net and Sulley Muntari scored a second. 

Neil Lennon has this to say of yesterday’s game: "The scoreline flatters Milan; there wasn't two goals between us at all".

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