PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya has suspended three students for tarnishing its image by desecrating photographs of national leaders.
In a statement issued by its International & Corporate Affairs office, UM said the suspension, caution as well as a fine of RM200 each were effective immediately.
“A student disciplinary committee comprising three senior university academics found that the students had tarnished UM's name through their actions,” it said.
The three students were part of an anti-National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) demonstration held on April 14, where students called on the authorities to abolish the student loan scheme and provide free tertiary education.
Aside from placing funeral garlands on the leaders' portraits, the students had also carried a mock tombstone during the protest.
Mohd Syahid said the students would appeal the decision in two week's time.