Khaled: No legal aid for Terengganu students in Bersih rally
JOHOR BARU, June 3 — The Higher Education Ministry will not defend the two students sponsored by the Terengganu Foundation alleged to have participated in the Bersih 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur on April 28, Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said today.
The students were subject to the country’s laws though they were free to participate in politics outside the campus in accordance with the amended Universities and University Colleges Act 2012, he said.
Khaled was asked to comment on the fate of the two students when he met reporters after opening the building of the Pasir Gudang branch of the Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress in Masai.
“What they do outside the campus is outside our jurisdiction,” he said.
The Terengganu Foundation board of directors is to meet soon to decide the penalty for the students, from Durian Burung, Kuala Terengganu, and Rhu Renggeh, Marang, respectively.
Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said was reported to have said yesterday that there was solid evidence to link the two students to the Bersih 3.0 rally following recordings obtained from their online social networking pages. — Bernama