For over 40 years, the fundamental rights of university students to fully participate in politics have been restricted by laws governing tertiary institutions. The Universities and University Colleges Act – better known by its Malay acronym AUKU – is legislative centerpiece in the control of campus life. Today we speak to Fortify Rights: a non-profit human rights organisation based in Bangkok that commissioned the report. A report that documents recent violations of Malaysian university students’ rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association.
Presented by: Sharaad Kuttan, Melisa Idris, Joyce Goh