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No problem with UiTM students contesting Melaka polls, university says

It says this in response to Pakatan Harapan's Farzana Hayani Mohd Nasir contesting the Sungai Rambai seat in the state election.

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Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) says it has no objection to any of its students standing as election candidates as it is not against the rules of the university.

UiTM vice-chancellor Roziah Mohd Janor said the university had checked and found that UiTM Act 173 allows its students to join politics or become a political party candidate.

“It is the same with the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 which was amended and improved since two years ago… so we adhere to it,” she told reporters in Shah Alam yesterday.

She was commenting on the involvement of UiTM student Farzana Hayani Mohd Nasir who is the youngest candidate in the Melaka election, contesting in the Sungai Rambai state constituency.

Roziah said Farzana is the first student from the university to be involved as a candidate in an election.

The 21-year-old is the youngest woman candidate to be fielded by Pakatan Harapan.

Farzana, a Shah Alam UiTM Bachelor’s degree undergraduate, also holds a Diploma in Communication and Media Studies from the same university.

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