Aziz Bari maintains UIA suspended, barred him from campus

By Yow Hong Chieh, The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari has insisted that he has been suspended without pay and barred from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM) campus pending an internal inquiry despite a denial from the university administration.

UIAM Rector Prof Datuk Dr Zaleha Kamaruddin told reporters yesterday the constitutional law expert was “free to enter the university and associate with the faculty” during his week-long suspension for his statement on the Selangor Sultan.

Abdul Aziz said today in a clarification issued by his lawyer, Dr Zulqarnain Lukman, that the show-cause letter he received from UIAM on October 19 clearly stated he was not to enter the university’s premises during the probe without written permission from the dean.

“Kindly take note that pending the completion of the University’s investigation into the above allegation and the outcome of any inquiry which the University may wish to conduct, you shall be suspended from service on full pay with immediate effect, until further notice,” the letter read.