By: Saiful Amin
Shah Alam – A former Council Member of Universiti Selangor (Unisel) Students’ Representative Council (SRC) has responded to the statement from MIC youth leader Sivaraajh Chandran today on his statement regarding the Deepavali leave which will take place next week.
Ruben Raj stated that the action made by Sivaraajh clearly has its political agenda by accusing Unisel of giving only a day-off towards the Indian students without fact-checking.
“Without any fact checks, he accused Unisel of only giving one day off towards the students,” he said to The Voice.
Unisel has released a memo on the morning of 13 October regarding the Deepavali leave on 11 October, allowing the university’s Indian students to enjoy a two-day leave from 19 to 20 Oct.
“Sivaraajh never really fight for the rights of the Indian students, and out of nowhere, he accused Unisel on not being fair towards the students, especially close to the General Election. This is clearly stating that his actions have a political agenda.” He added.
“If he really wants to fight for students’ rights, he should have started earlier. Not at this moment.” He said.
Unisel has never been tyrannical
“Unisel is an institution that has always supported the freedom of expression, moreover, they are welcoming every opinion, idea and even the voice of the students,” he said.
He also advised the students to be brave and smart in channelling their voice towards the right medium as it will definitely be heard.
Ruben, who used to fight for the students’ rights and welfare, said that the management always practices justice as well as toleration towards the students.