Pendapat Abdul Khalid bahawa cadangannya itu akan dapat menjadikan para pelajar UiTM lebih mesra kepada masyarakat berbilang bangsa di luar kehidupan kampus, menyediakan mereka kepada suasana pekerjaan dan meningkatkan daya saing, kata Dr Ibrahim hanya merupakan pandangan dan bukannya fakta.
Naib Canselor itu berkata ini kerana pelajar UiTM merupakan antara graduan pilihan majikan terutama swasta baik dari dalam negara mahupun antarabangsa dan sebilangan daripada mereka kini menjadi pemimpin dalam sektor korporat.
Pemuda PAS akan membahaskan usul mewujudkan satu sekretariat bersama dengan badan-badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) yang memperjuangkan isu-isu Melayu dan Islam seumpama kumpulan pelobi Jawatankuasa Rayuan Pilihanraya Gabungan Persatuan China (Suqiu) dalam muktamarnya yang bermula esok.
It is interesting to note that PAS made a step in the right direction in attempting to create a political lobby group to look into the social/cultural interests of the Malay/Muslim community.
Some may view it as a "racist" agenda, on part of PAS politicians - but I believe that such a perception may not be too accurate.
It would possibly placate those whose political gurus have been stoking sectarian conflicts for the last 25 yrs, and assist them in dispelling their unfounded fears of being "dispossessed in their own land".
This would aid a great deal in helping the community to get out of the "ghetto/siege mindset" that is nurtured and promoted by racist politicians and "educationists". However, PAS would do well to inculcate universal ethical values into them, instead of focusing solely on the narrow "Islamist agenda" which happens to be both the strength and weakness at the same time.
Should this "united NGO" materialize with proper ethical values, Malaysia may just be able to move on to national politics, devoid of racist ideas/ideals. It is however quite possible that efforts towards this end may be sabotaged by "racist parties", who insist on following the beaten path of sectarian politics, so as to hold on to their fort despite their mediocrity, under the guise of "defending the race/religion".
It isn't surprising that the VC of UiTM had made the comments mentioned above, after having been in that one and only hallowed institution for all his life- after all, he apparently finished both his BA and MA within 3 yrs!! Moreover, all the theses and publications that he churned out were apparently UiTM-centric - so totally "impressive" indeed.
To pathetic academicians like Dr. Ibrahim, race takes precedence over all matters in "education" - students should be given the privilege of living in institutionalized educational ghettoes "to defend the race".
Apparently, it is how students should be instilled with "universal values", and then can go on to "succeed" in the cruel world out there, under the banner of "ketuanan melayu".
It's quite interesting to note his conviction that UiTM are much sought after in the private sector and internationally.
Call it what you may - but if that isn't conceit, I really don't know what the word means!!
"Poor" things - little Hadhari students and all....., we cannot expect better from "ghetto" inmates, I suppose.
Anyway, if racism fails to convince the people, we always have the option to make "Religion - The Politician's Playground", so as to reinforce the siege/ghetto mentality into the youngsters of today - and we don't have any shortage of political gurus on that front ....