Sunday, March 13, 2016

Nottingham students’ union to debate removal of Najib’s portrait

A motion to remove Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's portrait from an alumni board at Nottingham University in the United Kingdom will be debated during the university's Malaysian Society's annual general meeting (AGM) on March 16. The committee of the University of Nottingham Malaysian Society said in a statement that it saw no reason to prevent Cassandra Chung's motion from being debated as it was non-partisan and should not be a detriment to the interests of its members. "We are also obliged by the students' union policy regarding the freedom of thought and expression to allow Cassandra to propose and debate her motion at our AGM. "The committee also understands that a decision regarding whether or not to remove the portrait of our Prime Minister by our society cannot be accurately represented by only the committee and this is another reason why the motion is required to be debated during the AGM to accurately reflect the sentiments and opinions of the members of our society," it said. The statement was posted on the committee's Facebook page yesterday. "The committee recognises the society's final stand on the motion should be decided by the vote of our members during the debate and therefore the committee greatly urge all our members to take notice of this and to attend the AGM to cast a vote on this matter," it said. – March 13, 2016. MORE TO COME]]>

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