Monday, October 31, 2011

Section 15 of UUCA unconstitutional, rules court

The Court of Appeal today ruled that Section 15 (5) of the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) is unconstitutional and violates freedom of expression.

The provision allows public universities to take disciplinary action against students.

In a landmark majority decision, two Court of Appeal judges overturned the Kuala Lumpur High Court decision that declared the UUCA as constitutional in imposing restrictions.

Today's ruling was a majority decision.

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