HYPOCRISY OVER UTAR GRANTS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 8 Nov 2019

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (LGE) has asked the board of trustees of MCA-owned Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) to relinquish their posts if they want more government funding. Thus, UTAR which is ranked 2nd in Times Higher Education (THE) in Malaysia World University Rankings 2020 received only RM1 million under the 2020 Budget when it had previously received RM5.5 million for development. Lim said if MCA relinquishes its control over the institutions, Putrajaya will immediately reinstate funding of RM30 million for this year and next year.

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