Higher Education minister reportedly ban university students from going to Ulu Selangor-citing UUCA’s prohibition. However students, if we were to follow the laws, are not the only groups who are not suppose to be there: ministers who are campaigning should not use official functions to do their campaigning. Eg DPM used Education Ministry’s authority to summon hundreds of teachers in Ulu Selangor to listen to his `vote BN’ speech. Why he can’t do it through his own party’s resources? Is he scared that no one will then turn up? Anyone is watching this daily illegalities? This shows that non-partisan observers are needed to keep an eye on these illegalities that the SPR/SPRM are closing their eyes on!
On the other hand students who go to Ulu Selangor should be given all the rights to campaign for the party they support-since they are mostly above 21 years old and have voting rights. Voting rights does not mean only casting a vote-but include to offer oneself to be a candidate, to campaign etc. They have more right to campaign than the Ministers who abused their position in the govt to campaign!
Actually the govt allow students to campaign-if they campaign for the BN. Every elections there are hordes of students spotted around exercising their rights to campaign. That should not be a problem. The only problem is when a Minister try to restrain students from campaigning for 1 side. That is obnoxious!