Azizan says willing to be sacked over KUIN issue

(The Malaysian Insider) – Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said today he is willing to be sacked by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) for defending Kolej Universiti Insaniah’s (KUIN) suspension of five students under the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) in May last year.

The Kedah mentri besar was responding to criticisms by constitutional law expert Abdul Aziz Bari, who urged PR take action against the PAS leader for supporting the use of the UUCA.

“The responsibility is under the university administration, we have a rector, there are KUIN staff, not me.

“If Pakatan Rakyat wants to sack, sack then… you think it’s easy,” Azizan told The Malaysian Insider.

Aziz’s point of contention was that PR’s Buku Jingga policies were specifically for the abolition of the UUCA.

But Azizan responded today by saying that the “Buku Jingga was not the Al-Quran” that needed to be followed through all the time.

“There are some things you can carry out and some you cannot, you have to look at the situation,” said the Kedah MB.

He accused Aziz of being “blind to existing laws” and not behaving like a proper academic.

“How can he (Aziz) ask me to interfere in university administrative matters? Secondly it has been brought to court… so why the fuss,” said Azizan.