Students who can’t accept defeat are immature, says Khaled

Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin has described the group of Universiti Malaya students who resorted to holding a demonstration in front of the vice-chancellor’s office today after losing campus elections as immature.
He said the campus elections followed the democratic process and the students had cast their votes.
“The group has to accept their defeat. If they cannot do that, then, what is the point of contesting?” he told reporters here.
The minister was commenting on the action taken by the group to gather outside the university’s administration office in protest of the campus election’s results today, besides demanding for re-election and abolishment of the e-voting system used in the election.
Khaled said, the demand for re-election could not be entertained if it was a non-issue.
“We cannot listen to just one party. I think it is a non-issue unless they can provide evidence to support their allegations,” he said.
Nevertheless, he said their demands should be referred to the university vice-chancellor as it was his prerogative to make the decision.
Asked whether action would be taken against the students under the Universities and University Colleges Act, Khaled said it was for the university to decide. — Bernama