Four UM students seek declaration suspension unconstitutional

Four Universiti Malaya students, including Anis Syafiqah Md Yusof, filed an originating summons in the High Court today, seeking an order that the tertiary institution’s disciplinary action against them is unconstitutional.

Anis Syafiqah and Mohamad Luqman Nul Haqim Zul Razali are final year students who have been suspended by UM’s disciplinary board for the next semester for their participation in the “Tangkap MO1” rally last August.

Besides the two, the other students suspended are Muhamad Luqman Hakim Mohd Fazli and Suhail Wan Azahar.

They named UM, the higher education minister and the government as defendants in the suit to have the disciplinary proceeding against them to be declared unlawful.

They are also seeking a declaration that Section 15(3) (b) of the University and University Colleges Act 1971 and Regulations 3 and 13 of Kaedah-Kaedah Universiti Malaya (Tatatertib Pelajar-Pelajar), which bars students from taking part in a peaceful demonstration, violate their rights to freedom of speech and expression and to assemble peacefully.

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