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Grand Finals of OIC Intervarsity Debating Championship 2010

Our university is hosting the 1st OIC Intervarsity Debating Championship that is held from 14th to 19th December 2010.The objectives of this debating competition are to promote debating as an activity at institutions of higher education in OIC member countries.


The details are as follow:

Day : Friday
Date : 17/12/2010
Time : 10.00am
Venue : Cultural Activity Centre (CAC)

All students are invited to be as audience. There will be a register counter open for the students. For those who attend will get an international level participation of co-curricular cumulative points (CACP).

Excuse letter and refreshments will be provided.

Thank You.


Dialogue Admin-Students: Mass Spot Check

On 25th August 2010 Students' Representative Council 2009/2010 organised a Dialogue Admin-Students : Mass Spot Check. The dialogue was organised due to the many complaints received by SRC from the students regarding their dissatisfaction on the summon issued during Mass Spot Check. The dialogue was held to provide a chance to students get a direct clarification form the higher authority regarding any dissatisfaction. SRC managed to invite Prof Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod, Deputy Rector (Student Affairs), Captain (Retired) Zamani b Hj. Omar, Chief Security Officer, Assoc. Prof. Dr Abd Rani Kamarudin, Director of Legal Unit, Dr. Muhamad Fuzi Omar, Principal of Mahallah Siddiq and Asst Prof Dr Afridah Abas, Principal of Mahallah Nudaibah. However, the dialogue was also opened to discuss on other welfare issues. Below is the details of the dialogue between the students and administration:


No.

QUESTION/COMPLAIN/SUGGESTION

ANSWER/RESPONSE

01

From: Br. Nik Hanis (Education)


Asked regarding 1 Malaysia programme on July. He needs clarification why the programme is just for certain students and why not it opened for all?

From: Prof. Dr. Nik Ahmad Kamal


1 Malaysia program is organised by Dato' Sahlan. It is part of the tour of 1 Malaysia programme towards all the universities. The purposes are to explain and promote 1 Malaysia concept. It is open to all but the priority is to the fan club.

02

From: Br. Tarik Alamgir (SRC)


Asked regarding Legal Unit procedure related to the case of 1st year economic student who got physical abuse. What happen to that student right now and any action taken by legal unit for this case?

From: Prof. Dr. Rani


Legal was doing an investigation for this case but by looking that person no evidence shows the physical abuse. Because of no sufficient evidence the investigation cannot proceed.

03

From: Br. Hakimi (Engineering)


Asked Legal Unit regarding mass summon before Ramadhan. What actually the visions of the enforcement of the mass summon?

From: Prof. Dr. Nik Ahmad Kamal


  1. Regarding mass spot check it had long face of history began from PJ until IIUM moved to Gombak. In 1996, there was an increase of the number of students tremendously. The university has progress of developing. So there are tendency of students to ignore the Islamic environment. So, this is the need of mass spot check.
  2. The power was given to all staff including the lecturer for disciplinary spot check.
  3. There are also committees formed to conduct mass spot check at least once per semester which is in charge by Students Disciplinary Enforcement Committee (SDEC)
  4. A campaign (as 1 method) will be held for this mass spot check

04

From: Br. Ubaid Akla (IRK)


  1. Asked regarding the mass spot check. Need the clarification about this issue because students did not see the campaign and the situation of this mass spot check is not clear. Students should be informed first regarding the campaign so that they will be aware.










  2. Asked regarding summon is just for student only or it is including the staff and security guard.

From: Captain Zamani

  1. Security management unit enforce the rules and regulations based on the demands of this campus. This is based on the security rules book 2005, road traffic rules 2005, summon book which is contain 16 offences students can be summoned.
  2. Summon not only to the students but also the staff, outsider, and the security community as well. This is based on the rules' book that mentioned before. If anyone saw the staff or the security guards offence the rule (smoking etc) just report direct to Captain zamani or En. Wahab


From: Dr. Rani (Legal Unit)


Legal Unit also taking action to staff or security guards who offense the rule

05

From: Sr. Busra (Mahalah Sumayyah Residency)


  1. Asked regarding Mahallah Sumayyah's gate being closed at 9pm which is too early. Students cannot park their cars inside after 9pm and have to park their car at Convest Hill. The problem is there is no security to ensure the safety to park the car at Convest Hill.












  2. Asked whether mahallah's rules and regulations are centralized for all mahallah or depends on each mahalah.


From: Prof Nik Ahmad Kamal


  1. There was a meeting by council of principals and reached an agreement to centralized to close each mahalah's gate at 9pm (still in discussion, not enforce yet)
  2. Students cannot park the car along the road at Mahallah Sumayyah because the area is too narrow and used to park the buses
  3. Admin will take note for the issue of students parked their cars at Convest Hill at night which is dark and unsecure. This problem will be raised during the council of principals meting





From: Dr. Afrida (principals of mahallah sumayyah)


The principals were taking initiative to allow final year students to park car inside the mahallah. And, as a reminder that 3rd year students are disallowed to park their car inside the mahallah.

06

From: Br. Omar


  1. Asked regarding last semester dialogue where Mdm. Sakinah promised to show the blue print of the implementation of students living outside the campus. Where the blue print is and what is the exact time for the implementation?



  2. Asked regarding car park summons. Why sometime student got summon and sometime not? How the consistency of summon operation held by security?

From: Prof Nik Ahmad Kamal


Actually students will live inside the campus until next 5 year or until 2020. The accommodations are still provided. Then, IIUM will build residency home for PG students.



From: Captain Zamani


  1. We consistent in our enforcement which is 24 hours. At night, there is no traffic summon but it will be enforce especially for the offence of driving oppose the road way.
  2. There are many areas to cover by the security guards. No selective person to be summoned.

07

From: Sr. Safawati (MRC of Mahallah Safiyyah)


  1. Asked why MRC cannot have collaboration with KBS to organise program?
  2. What is quota system in IIUM and how it applied to students?
  3. MRC reported about Safiyyah's Café problem in terms of food quality to FFSD but no action taken until now.

From: Prof Nik Kamal Ahmad


  1. We allow MRC to collaborate with KBC and SRC as well. There is no fact that Admin disallowed MRC to collaborate it KBS
  2. There is no quota to fail the students. Their examination result is based on the students' own performance.
  3. The channel to complain of café problem just go through directly to FFSD or SRC

08

From: Br. Faris (SRC)


Asking why studio hours at KAED was closed and limited only until 11.30pm? This situation caused the final year students having difficulties to do their final project which is a bigger project.

From: Prof Nik Ahmad Kamal


There is issue raised that student using the studio seems like as 2nd house. For this issue please discuss with the kulliyyah.

09

From: Br. Ahmad Khairul Ridwan (Law)


Asked about issue of male and female who ride motorcycle together. It is quite annoying. Suggested the security to summon those students.

From: Prof Nik Ahmad Kamal


  1. The case of couple riding motorcycle together is including in summon offences
  2. Lecturers already informed and reminded to inform and brief to the students about disciplinary rules and regulations so that they will be aware.

10

From: Br. Nik Hanis (BEDSA)


Asked about JI issue. Need clarification regarding the rumors from the outside claimed that IIUM students involving in JI and quite extreme.

From: Prof Nik Ahmad kamal


JI issue is quite hot issue for last month. But there is no JI in IIUM. It is just thought, assumption by the press. This is because there was a student who arrested under ISA. There is no JI although we are Islamic university

11

From: Br. Sidqi (HS)


Asked why security guard is not around at the early morning (4am - 6am) guarding the main entrance gate? Is they are off from duty during that time? This is because many students just come back from clubbing and were in improper manner around that time. Asked what the actions from security regarding this issue?

From: Captain Zamani


Supposedly there are staff will guard the main entrance gate for 24 hours. If anyone sees no staff guard there, please report to the authority. And, please report for any misbehavior, breaking the rules


From: Prof Nik Ahmad kamal


There is enforcement of summon for students who found were clubbing and so on. Any officers have a power to enforce summon for such case.

12

From: Br. Nik Hanis (Education)


Asking regarding aurat issue. Why not the security give summon to that students?

From: Prof Nik Ahmad Kamal


Yes. It is including in summoning offences.

13

From: Br. Firwan (President of SRC)


Suggested for a spot check campaign to be organized and to involve all sides (staff, lecturers and students). The administration may give a memo to lecturers to give advice to students. This campaign should focus more on behavior of students.

From: Prof Nik Ahmad Kamal


Agree with Br. Firwan suggestion. We should do the work together not just issue of dress code, behavior but also for the environment. The nearest planning was to conduct a campaign for save the environment.


The dialogue was ended approximately at 11.30 pm by recitation of tasbih kafarah and Surah al-'Asr.


Prepared by,



___________________________________

HIDAYATUL KARIMAH MOHD MAHYUDDIN

Secretary General

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010




Verified by,



_____________________________

MUHAMAD FIRWAN NORLIZA

President

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010



Report on Shoes Stall at HS Building

No

Activity/Programme/Problem

Action

Date

Remarks

1

Increasing of stall rental in HS Building (near HS Cafe) by referring to the shoes stall which led to the owner to close the stall because he cannot afford to pay the rent. It has created difficulties among students who want to repair their shoes because there is no other shoes stall in HS building.

Meeting the officer of Food, Facilities & Services Division (FFSD).

20.08.2010

Friday

2.40pm

The rental rate is not increasing at all. The service of shoes stall's owner was terminated due his incapability to abide and follow the terms & conditions set by the top management of FFSD- which cannot be released to public. Therefore, it is not the issue of stall rental as reported by the students and the stall owner.



Reported by,


________________________

NOOR YUSRI WAHI ANUAR

Chairperson, Academic Affairs

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010


Verified by,


_____________________________

MUHAMMAD FIRWAN NORLIZA

President

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010



Majlis Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan (MPPK)

On 4th – 5th August 2010 at 2.30 pm, a Pre-Meeting on Majlis Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan (Pra-MPPK) was held at ESSET, Kajang, Selangor. Three of four office bearers of SRC IIUM who are Muhammad Firwan Norliza (President), Hidayatul Karimah Mohd Mahyuddin (Secretary General) and Muhammad Syazwan Suhaimi (Treasurer) attended this meeting. The objective of this meeting is to gather all SRC from all IPTA and IPTS in Malaysia to discuss any issues which will not be discussed during Majlis Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan (MPPK).

During the pre-meeting, we were given chance to have dialogue sessions with administration of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), and a session with YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Higher Education. During these sessions, many issues have been raised by the students' representatives from various universities. Among the issues are as below:

  1. Unemployment among graduation
  2. Social problem among teenagers
  3. Environmental
  4. Industrial training system
  5. Students' development-quality of current students and lecturers
  6. Comparison on co-curriculum between local and overseas.
  7. The government plan in order to ensure the usage of English among students after the abolishment of PPSMI
  8. Reevaluation on Malaysia education system
  9. AUKU
  10. PTPTN
  11. Budget allocated for students
  12. Students' involve in politics
  13. Ranking university


During this dialogue, representatives from SRC IIUM asked few questions. The details are as below:

No

Question/Suggestion

Answer/Response

1.

Sr. Hidayatul Karimah asked about the government planning on how to ensure the students able to learn English effectively and speak fluently due to the abolishment of PPSMI on 2012.

The PPSMI issue being catered under Kementerian Pembelajaran Malaysia. However, government certainly had their plan structured to cater the issue.

2.

Br. Muhammad Firwan asked about:

  1. Students are not allowed to involve in politics although the students are educated people. For example in IIUM, we managed to organized a forum on politic and got an excellent feedback from students.


  2. Why ranking university is very important? I was afraid if the university focus more on this, the moral value of the students will be overlook by the university.



  1. How government implements any new policy - implement then research or research then implement as for example the implementation of PPSMI being criticized by many parties.

YB Dato' Saifuddin answered:

  1. Everyone can have their own opinion and argument regarding the issue. As for me, I agreed if the students involved in politics.





  1. It is important as for Malaysia need to show the real performance. It's being reported that Malaysia's universities are not very good however in certain part; our performance is very solid but not being reported and publicized by media.


  2. Each policies to be implemented will go through a research then the implementation


Besides, an issue was decided by the Jamaah YDP to be forwarded to the Deputy Prime Minister which is the issue of students' involve in politics. The pre-meeting end at 5.30 pm on 5th August 2010.



Meeting Majlis Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan (MPPK)


Mesyuarat Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan (MPPK) was held on 6th August 2010 at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya. The meeting was chaired by YAB Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister.

The meeting was held for working paper presentation from five universities which their working papers have been selected among all working papers submitted by all SRC's. They are Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), who presented on " Siaran Telavisyen sebagai Medium Pembentukan Masyarakat", Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), who presented on "Model Ekonomi Baru (MBE): Satu Tranformasi Ketidakbergantungan Mahasiswa", Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) presented on " Pelan Tranformasi Drastik ke Arah Melahirkan Masyarakat yang Sensitif dan Cakna dengan Isu-isu Alam Sekitar", Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), presented on "Tranformasi Pendidikan Tinggi ke Arah Graduan Berketerampilan", and Universiti Malaya (UM) presented on "Memperkasakan Program Pertukaran Pelajar- Out Bond & In Bond."

The meeting was end approximately at 12.00 noon.


KONVENSYEN MAJLIS PERWAKILAN PELAJAR INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI AWAM (IPTA) 2010.


A Konvensyen Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Awam (IPTA) 2010 was held on 6 till 8 August 2010 at ESSET, Kajang. The convention managed to gather almost all Students' Representatives Council for all IPTA. The convention was also organized to gather all former SRC to bind ukhuwwah with the current SRC.

During the 3 days convention, two issues have been presented to the participants who are 1 Malaysia and Model Ekonomi Baru (MEB) and were being discussed among us. The participants are divided into groups and SRC IIUM got together with University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). During the discussion, our group has been given questions to be discussed which are 'Sejauh Mana Kefahaman Mahasiswa Terhadap 1 Malaysia?' and 'MEB, Untuk Siapa?'. The come out from the discussion were being presented by all groups.

At the end of the event, the Jemaah YDP of MPP managed to hand over a memorandum to YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah. The memorandum entitled "Mahasiswa Berpolitik", requests the government to allow students to involve in politics. It also contain the result of 43% disagree, 53% agree, 3% unsure of the students are allowed to be involved in politics which the survey were being made among the students' representatives councils who attended the convention. YB Dato' Saifuddin promised that he will bring the issue to the higher authority to be discussed in further.

The convention end on 8 August 2010 at 12.00 noon and was launched by YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Higher Education.




Prepared by,



___________________________________

HIDAYATUL KARIMAH MOHD MAHYUDDIN

Secretary General

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010




Verified by,



_____________________________

MUHAMMAD FIRWAN NORLIZA

President

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010



Report on Meeting with Y. Bhg Prof Datuk Khairil Anas Jusoh, Special Officer to Prime Minister

The meeting was dated on 9th August 2010, 10.30 pm – 11.30 pm at the Senate Hall. It was chaired by Prof. Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod, Deputy Rector (Student Affairs). The meeting began with a welcoming remark from the Chairman and he explained the objective of the meeting which is to provide an opportunity for IIUM students' leaders to meet and to have a dialogue with Y.Bhg Prof Datuk Khairil Anas Jusoh who was a students' leader during his study in IIUM.

Y. Bhg Datuk introduced himself and shared with the students' leaders his experience on his involvement in student movement when he was studied in IIUM. He was a member of SRC during 1992/1993 session. After that, Y. Bhg Datuk opened the floor for discussion and gave the chance for the students' leaders to ask any question regarding to any matter

The question/suggestion/request and the respond from rector are as below:

No

Question/Suggestion/Request

Respond

1.

Sr. Zatil Arifah (Vice President III, SRC) asked about Y. Bhg Datuk opinion regarding the future Malaysian leaders

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that theoretically, the current students' leaders should be the future Malaysian leaders. However, practically, the one who will be the Malaysian leader is who was not being a students' leader during his study. Due to that, he challenged all the students' leaders to be the Malaysian leaders in the future. He also said that, the current post you were holding in the university was just training for us. The real world is when we graduated.

2.

Sr. Izyan Hazwani (Chairperson of Welfare Sec, SRC) asked about students involvement in politic

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that every student has parents and the students belong to their parents. Y. Bhg Datuk asked about the real intention of the parents for sending their children to the university and the answer is to study. Thus, Y. Bhg Datuk advised the students to focus on the real intention and the core business of a student.

3.

Br. Afiq (Former President, Mahallah Ali) questioned why the overseas students are allowed to involve in politic compared to local students

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that the overseas students did involve directly with politics. As local students not allowed involving because we have some limitation.

4.

Br. Asyraf (President of ARCHIMIC) said that students' leaders should focus on issue in IIUM

Y. Bhg Datuk agreed with him by saying there are differences in leadership in campus and outside. Leaders should play their own role. The leaders have to have good 'niat' and the intention and attention

5.

Sr. Hafizah (President of Mahallah Asma') inquired a comment from Y. Bhg Datuk about the need of a role model. However, the role model should not necessarily a politician.

Y. Bhg Datuk agreed with her by saying that the role model should not necessarily just a person. We can choose many persons to be our role model for example one role model for one area and as a leader, we should learn and know many areas for example economy, education, religion and also politic.

6.

Sr. Hidayatul Karimah (Secretary General of SRC) said that people were saying that the current students' leaders are not as aggressive as the former students' leaders.

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that he disagreed with that. He said that time is different. The needs during the previous time are different compared to the current. Thus, the students' leaders must define the current need and act based on that.

7.

Sr. Amy (Secretary General of ENGINIUS) asked Y. Bhg Datuk how he handled issues rose during his time being an SRC.

Y. Bhg Datuk answered by saying that during his time, it was very beginning. Thus, they just need to settle the very basic issues for example separating brother & sister. However, nowadays, the students' leaders should focus on bigger issue for example how to compete with non-muslim in industrial sector.

8.

Sr. Atiqah (WAFA) said that leadership is a dai'e. She then asked about what is the best way to be the best leader

Y. Bhg Datuk responded by saying that he agreed with that and the best leader is the one who know what is the real need of his followers.

9.

Br. Yusri (Chairperson of Academic Sec, SRC) gave his opinion about being a leader is a responsibility that leaders have to carry. A leader must be a well-informed people, used the information to be a good leader and understand what he is doing

Y. Bhg Datuk responded by saying all leaders are well informed people and educated enough to think about what should be done. However, most of the leaders not think before do something. A leader should have a principle to think and digest the information and spread it.

10.

Sr. Hafizah (President of Mahallah Asma') said that when involve in 'outside world', there are many external factors that opposite our principal for example shaking hands between male & female and she asked how to face the situation

Prof. Nik responded that the challenge outside will grow our maturity. A leader must be decisive and handle any issue according to priority.

11.

Br. Muhammad Firwan (President of SRC) raised an issue of 1 Malaysia which has not been practice accordingly. He mentioned that during a last MPP Convention, there is a programme only for Malays although there were many Chinese and Indian. He then brought an issue on ranking university where Malaysia emphasizes to achieve ranking university while university students' morality is not that good. Third issue raised by him was a common practice for example by politician to shake hands with different gender, where as politicians, they should know the hukm.

1 Malaysia:

Y. Bhg Datuk answered by saying the sincerity of the government to uphold the 1 Malaysia concept is there. 1 Malaysia should be evolved dynamically and perhaps new approach should be taken on how to make Malaysians together with government in upholding the concept. Students' leaders may help government to improve the concept.

Ranking university:

A university has to achieve higher rank. The issue of personality / moral must not be the obstacle of the main objective of the university. It is hope for all of us to have a good personality of students.

12.

Sr. Nur Sakinah (EMSS) said that the students should focus on study however, she think that the students should know what the issue happen around them is and have a concern to society.

Y. Bhg Datuk agreed with her. However, the students are not in the authority to decide. Students always to think about what the government is doing and can give a judgment either negative or positive.

13.

Br. Faez (SRC) raised an issue of terrorist exist among IIUM students which make the students feel afraid and unsafe and stop from doing any activities or programmes. He assisted a help from Y. Bhg Datuk since he is closed with the Prime Minister

Y. Bhg Datuk responded by saying he did discussed with Majlis Member on the issue. The government is looking this issue in a broader view and the police are doing their job accordingly. Nothing to be fear of.

14.

Br. Asyraf (ARCHIMIC) gave his opinion by saying that all of us have a choice to choose but why we always go for extreme. Your perception is depending on the choices. Malays can compete with others if have a confident. He then asked about when he should stop to involve in programmes, society and to spend more time with his family

Y. Bhg Datuk agreed with him then answered that he should continue on what he is doing. His family will understand and support him for every beneficial things he did.









15.

Sr Izyan (SRC) said that she respect the differences in opinion however we should clearly understand which is right and which is wrong. She then said that MPP may plays a role in promoting the concept of 1 Malaysia

Y. Bhg Datuk responded that he will bring forward the matters discussed to the higher authority.


Towards the end, Prof Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod thanks Y.Bhg Prof Datuk Khairil Anas Jusoh for his time spent on the dialogue. The dialogue ended approximately at 11.30 pm by recitation of tasbih kafarah and Surah al-'Asr.



Prepared by,

_________________________________

HIDAYATUL KARIMAH MOHD MAHYUDDIN

Secretary General

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010


Verified by,


_________________________________

MUHAMMAD FIRWAN NORLIZA

President

Students' Representative Council 2009/2010



Convocation Fiesta 2010 (CONVEST ’10) Summary Report

Alhamdulillah, the Convocation Fiesta 2010 (CONVEST ’10) has successfully reached its end. Here is the programme report of the glorious event.

The Opening Ceremony of CONVEST ’10 held at the Convest Hill was a programme that succeed with the joining hands between SRC and the Entrepreneurship Club whom organized STABAZ. The ceremony was celebrated splendidly by IIUM students on 1st October 2010, with our honourable Rector, Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Syed Arabi Idid, who had officially launched the opening of Convocation Fiesta 2010. The gimmick of the launching was presented with full of suspense. After the launching by the Rector, cultural performances were held to cheer the crowd which includes the IIUM Zapin Club (or also known as Nafas Tari) and nasyeed performances by UmmulQura’.

On the same day, IIUM Chocolate Fair had also started from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KAED Gallery. The event took place from 1st to 4th of October with 30 chocolate vendors who participated in this fair to promote their products. In spite of that, many mini games were also held during the fair like eating competition, cupcakes decoration, colouring contest for the children, and etcetera.


On 2nd of October, Grand Exhibition and Seminar on Exploring the Future of Islam and Muslim World were started. Grand Exhibition opened from 2nd to 4th October took place at the riverside received great attention from the IIUM community as well as visitors. Not only by having exhibitors, they attracted the crowd with performances such as taekwondo, international and kids fashion show, yoyo and angklung. As for Seminar, the programme was held at the Engineering Main Auditorium from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the same day. This one day programme participated by 94 participants were not only from among the IIUM students, but also from other universities as well. Good response received regarding the nature of this programme.



On 5th of October, a grand forum entitled “Bercinta Sampai ke Syurga” was held at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Mosque with publicly known figures as the panelists. This grand forum has achieved its targeted audiences which are the IIUM students and the outsiders. The forum which includes Ustazah Dato’ Siti Nor Bahyah Mahamood, Ustaz Wan Akasya and Brother Mohd Nurul Imran bin Koyube, the president of iluvislam.com, as the panelists had achieved its objectives which were to promote the university as a centre for legal unique education, to familiarize and to promote the students and the community with the challenges and benefits of the beauty of Islam.

On the next day, 6th October 2010, Palestine: Tomorrow Will Be Free concert was held at the Great Hall CAC. This programme was the highlight of the week since a famous international artist was invited, and he is Maher Zain. Special session were held for him at the beginning of the programme and followed by performances by nasyeedians like ShoutulHarakah, In-Team, Muadz, and many more. Also, there is a theatre performance by our own production team, and young nasyeedians from the al-Amin school. At the end of the programme, a special session with the LL4G volunteers was held for the audience to be able to share their experiences in the mission of helping Gaza. Instead of that, donation boxes were also passed around to the audiences for them to donate for the assistance to Gaza. In addition, CONVEST ’10 was also officially closed by our Rector.


Last but not least, Intervarsity Mega Futsal Tournament 2010 (I-MEF ’10) which was held from 9th to 10th of October at both Male and Female Sport Complexes.I-MEF ’10 had been organised to enhance the spirit of sportsmanship by developing the interest of sports among IIUM’s student. The tournament was made open to all IIUM students and team from other institutions. It received positive feedback and the programme had run smoothly from the beginning until the end.


Thanks to Allah s.w.t. for His blessings and the strength He gave us to make this event a reality. Also special thanks to the committees who had worked a lot and had gave their best commitment towards this programme. Thank you.


IKIM VISION MAGAZINE SCRIPT

Question 1
What is the definition of an undergraduate?

Undergraduate, or “mahasiswa” comes from the words “maha” and “siswa”. As known, “maha” is categorized as a power or something which is great whereby “siswa” on the other hand means of an intellectual student, referring to groups of students at a higher level, which is at the university level. Thus, the definition of an undergraduate as translated directly from “mahasiswa” is power of the student or greatness of the student (student having great power).

Question 2
Why are undergraduates always associated with the hope of the people and as the successors of the country’s leadership?

Undergraduates are always associated with the hope of the people and as the successors of the country’s leadership because they are usually made up of the young generation full of intellect and having the enthusiasm in doing a certain thing. In fact, they are seen as the idealistic group able to contribute brilliant and fresh ideas in giving their views. The undergraduates who are also known as the middle class are viewed as to be able to give impact to the change of the politics of a country. As such, it is clear that the undergraduates are the generation covering the country’s leadership who will lead the country’s progress and civilization in the future.

Question 3
What are the characteristics of an excellent undergraduate?

-Always thinking outside of the box
-Bold to voice out brilliant views and to criticize when necessary
-Acting as the speaker of the Ummah for the sake of religion, race and country
-Sensitive towards social issues outside of campus
-Be concerned and to make analysis on current issues happening in the country
-Leading other undergraduates through student associations

Question 4
What is the disease or problem that has hit today’s undergraduates?

Among the major disease that has hit today’s undergraduates is the individualistic and materialistic attitude. This happens when they view that the university is only a place for them to get their degrees with excellent pointers and thereafter getting a good job. In the end, they will be anesthetized with social issues out there.
Other than that, some undergraduates today are more interested towards extreme entertainment which is the hedonistic culture. This unhealthy culture is known as the virus which damages the Ummah because of its existence from the west, seen as giving a very bad effect towards the youngsters in this country. This culture is also said to be able to turn undergraduates’ attention from Ummah issues happening inside and outside of the country. In fact, if asked to talk about the Ummah problems happening in Palestin for example, how many of them can truly give brilliant and fresh views. Certainly not many can do it because they are more excited to talk about their favourite artists created especially from the west.

Question 5
What is your role as SRC in university on undergraduates?

As SRC in IIUM, our role to undergraduates in university is by taking note of welfare matters of other undergraduates and to help them as far as possible. This includes financial matters and facilities for learning. We would bring up all these problems to the university’s higher authority and these problems will be solved together between the university’s administration and also from the Students’ Representative Council.
Other than that, we also take priority on the educating of the spiritual and general knowledge of undergraduates. This is because both elements which are religious and general knowledge, are very important in forming a generation of undergraduates who are competitive as an early step for them when serving the community outside once they enter the working environment. As an example, we always have general forums that encourage undergraduates to talk, share ideas, to criticize and debate in a healthy way regarding a certain issue. In fact, we also often organize programmes which are religious in nature to invite undergraduates to be closer to their Creator by doing religious talks, qiamullail and also iftar (breaking fast) together.

Question 6
How can the creative, innovative and research culture be applied among undergraduates today?

Cultures like these may be applied among undergraduates today if they were to realize of their role and position in university. Everything starts from their own selves to foster a positive culture in themselves. Other than that, the university can also play their part as a body that has the most authority in university by running certain campaigns for the undergraduates so that their minds would not be focused on lecture notes entirely and copy pasting information from reference books solely. They should be nurtured to think outside of the box so that ideas given are seen as fresh and creative.

Question 7
As a conclusion, on your views as an undergraduate yourself, what should be done by Malaysian undergraduates today to be successful in life?

To excel in life, Malaysian undergraduates today should have the full determination to be the drive of the country’s leadership with high visions by bringing the country to the international level with excellence and brilliance without forsaking good values and religion’s instruction that has been set by the Syara’. This is because good values and religion’s instruction are the main platforms for the success of Muslims here and in the Hereafter.


MUHAMMAD FIRWAN NORLIZA
PRESIDENT
STUDENTS’ REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL 2009/2010
INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA


Students Involved in Politics: The Sketch of Malaysia’s Future

Students’ involvement in politics has been in much debate as of recent times. In fact, many parties have also come forward to respond to these issues. Some of them see the importance of students to be involved in politics and some also see it as affecting students’ learning and the development of the country. However in my view, the involvement of students in politics at this time is very important due to a number of important factors as it involves the future of the country. Mature and holistic discussion of this issue is expected and should not be politicized by certain parties as it involves the national interest.


Firstly, I view student involvement in politics as the harmonization of the system of democracy as practiced in Malaysia. The democratic system in Malaysia is actually very helpful in the management and administration of the country. For example, the implementation of the election system for choosing leaders of the future. Democracy and freedom in terms of giving opinions, having a political party, and moving should not be questioned. In fact, every citizen who reaches the age of majority is allowed to cast ballots in the ballot box on polling day, which is also termed here as “day to politicize”. If you see the background of the students, majority of them are aged 21 years and above and are eligible to vote to support any political party. This is in accordance with Article 10 of the Federal Constitution which recognizes the freedom of speech to all people. Furthermore, this also coincides with the mature democratic principle. As such, in this case, where is the logic in blocking political participation by the students as when even to express support, sympathy and opposition is also banned, while at the same time they are allowed to develop at the time of the General Elections? So, what is the relevance of today's students learning the theory of democracy, freedom of speech, freedom to vote, responsibility to establish the nation and the likes if they are not allowed to adapt to it practically? Thus, I see no problem will exist if the government allows students’ involvement in politics as the system of democracy itself expects citizens of Malaysia to contribute and play a role in determining the future of the country, including students themselves. This democratic system should be practiced and deeply understood by all parties. Prohibition of students in politics seems to deny democracy and citizenship rights as a Malaysian in implementing the freedom to be in a political party.
There is no doubt that the term democracy itself should not be understood literally only, by allowing people to practice whatever they want without any restrictions. However, such restrictions should also be reasonable to be applied. Judge Dato’ Gopal Sri Ram, in his recent statement said that the restriction for the purpose of education should be only of the reasonable restriction. In this context, it is clear that sanctioning students to engage in politics itself is viewed as unreasonable because the sanctions imposed are politically aimed and for the interests of some political parties. Obviously, these restrictions are 'mala fide' in nature.

Secondly, students are the intellectuals and the main products of the country to produce an advanced, competitive and world class country. Students should be fully mobilised for the country’s interest. Blocking students from being involved in politics is detrimental to the country when these intellectual assets are not used to the fullest in determining the pattern and sketch of Malaysia’s future. I believe that these intellectual assets are able to give and contribute the advantage they have if the government allows them to be in politics. How unfair if only certain people are allowed to engage in politics, such as farmers, mechanics and “mat rempit”, while the students do not have the opportunity to participate in politics. As a citizen who is concerned about the future of Malaysia, I think this matter should be thought about more critically by the regulatory bodies.

In addition, I see students’ involvement in politics give many benefits and added values to the students themselves. This is because politics is a useful training ground for the students before they get off at the community platform and actively involved in the global arena. Involvement in politics means to build skills of self-esteem of a student. Balance in dividing time between studying and politics will give an advantage and a positive challenge to this group. Thus, if viewed in a broad and comprehensive scope, a student involved in politics is a student who is skilled, competent and courageous in facing challenges.

Teaching and learning of Political Science in universities is as if without any benefit to the development of the country if the government restricts and prohibits students from being involved in politics. Facts of the case that we see is that when Political Science students learn about politics and the country’s administrative system, but unfortunately, they are not allowed to participate in politics. The question that must be considered is the extent to which knowledge learned in class can be applied in their lives if the ban continues. This situation seems to be class-knowledge oriented which only emphasizes the theory without practicality.

Therefore, I expect the government especially the Ministry of Higher Education to reconsider all the prohibitions for students’ involvement in politics. Discussion and acceptance of opinions from all parties including the opinion of the student leaders should be taken into account. Some things that need to be taken into account by the government in this issue include reviewing the relevance of AUKU in Article 15 in monitoring the movement of students. This is because AUKU gives a big impact towards the students’ movement and development itself. AUKU causes students to be scared, rigid, not competitive and also not daring to voice out their opinions. A very clear example, AUKU causes students to be afraid to register as voters for the next general election. This reality will have a negative impact to the country in determining the top leadership in the future. In fact, according to Mohamad Suhaimi al-Maniri, the existence of AUKU also causes students to no longer be independent to fight for the concept of 'with the people' as pioneered by their colleagues before the act had taken effect. Students after the act are as though imprisoned at campuses with their own lives. I think it is not possible for the country to produce a world-class human capital if many of the students’ movements are bound, including prohibition of involvement in politics. Students’ involvement in politics does not mean opposing political leaders that we have today.


Muhammad Firwan Norliza
President
Students’ Representative Council 2009/2010
International Islamic University Malaysia


Majlis Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan (MPPK)

The main objective of the Majlis Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan (MPPK) is to discuss issues of national students. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) was represented by four SRC excos, most notably Muhammad Firwan Norliza (President), Mohd Ayob Aklil (Vice President 1), Hidayatul Karimah Mahyuddin (Secretary General) and Muhammad Syazwan Suhaimi (Treasurer). Group 5 was lead by the President of the SRC IIUM proposed by the bro. Syahir (UM) and supported by the bro. Hadi (UMK).


Group 5 which included a total of 37 MPP nationwide and a proposed 14 recommendations agreed with the "Voice of Students at Level Delegation of the Parliament". Before the five present discussion paper, the President suggested that the SRC IIUM extended discussion for the time given by the management is very short while to discuss issues and proposals that involve national issue and requires discussion and debate as well. SRC IIUM president also urged the management to present the issues that were raised at the last MPPK and submit the proposals are still pending proposals that have been approved. In addition, SRC IIUM President asked that the previous proposals have been approved to be implemented properly. This is because, the average motion tabled by a group of up to four proposals that are quite similar and consequential (after getting feedback from former MPP 2008/2009). Among them is the issue of student cards and discounts to transport problems and issues of social and moral development in rural areas (Sabah and Sarawak).

There are also issues a very interesting debate. Among them are the discount airfares and issues of national defense. Group 5 and 6 also agree to proposed "Student representatives in Parliament" (group 6 suggest that the Senator used the term) in order to solve the problems arise. This is to ensure voice of the student's to be heard, recognized the role of students and student issues resolved in a way that student-oriented. Although this motion requires a deeply detailed, but it is a good beginning towards an independent student. Any suggestions, ideas or comments can be raised on this entry. Thank you from me.


MUHAMMAD FIRWAN NORLIZA
President
Students’ Representative Council 2009/2010
International Islamic University Malaysia
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Memorandum : Objection On Actions Affecting The Good Relations Between Malaysia-Indonesia

On Friday, 3rd September 2010 at Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, 233, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400, Kuala Lumpur, a representative from Students’ Representative Council 2009/2010 session, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM SRC 09/10) had handed down the memorandum regarding to the said title to the Ambassador of Republic Indonesia, Da'i Bachtiar. The content of the memorandum as follows:

INTRODUCTION

Recently the issue of the Malaysia-Indonesia relations seems to be highlighted back, as if intending to open a long and bitter history between Malaysia and Indonesia. It began when about 600 people participated in the demonstration shouting, "ganyang Malaysia" to protest what they claimed invasion of the Malaysian authorities in the waters bordering the two countries, near Bintan, Riau Islands on August 13, 2010.

Since the August, 13 incident, a number of demonstrations organized by small groups have damaged the name plaques of the Embassy of Malaysia, climbed the gate and barrier gate, and then stood on it. The incident exacerbated when human waste was thrown into the Malaysian Embassy here by protesters from the group who named themselves as “Benteng Demokrasi Rakyat (Bendera).

However, Students’ Representative Council 2009/2010 session, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM SRC 09/10) views the issue from another angle, from a more rational perspective rather than the emotional side. Malaysia and Indonesia have a very long standing relationship. What more Malaysia and Indonesia are neighbors and under the umbrella of ASEAN. These two countries have established variety of understandings and agreements, since time immemorial. Another value that has to be seen is the brotherhood of Islam and the same Malay roots we share, which should be the strength for the two countries to remain united.

In International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) itself, students from Indonesia are a group that represents most international students. It cannot be denied that the relations between Malaysian students and students from Indonesia are in a good condition and it can be said that we cooperate well in various activities.

We, the SRC, representing the students of IIUM will try our best to control all forms of action and provocation from occurring in the Garden of Knowledge and Virtue IIUM, so that it does not worsen the relationship between the two countries.

We believe the incident was only created by certain people of Indonesia and there is possibility that it involves a third party who has tried to disturb the good relationship between Malaysia and Indonesia in the effort of mutually helping each other for the sake of the development of both countries.

However, we, IIUM SRC 09/10 urge for:

1) The Government of Indonesia to take immediate and firm action against any individual or group involved in ongoing efforts to worsen the differences between the two countries through either the physical or cyber attack. It is hoped that the Indonesian government is able to do a more thorough investigation to find out who exactly is behind this said problem.

2) Media in Indonesia and Malaysia should be more careful and transparent in dealing with issues regarding this problem and try to avoid any sensation. If it is not handled wisely, it is feared that it would lead to greater problems as well as being detrimental to both countries.

3) Both countries should resolve the problem by prioritizing the Islamic brotherhood and the fact that the people from Malaysia and Indonesia come from the same root. The approach of diplomacy and discussion should always be applied.

4) Malaysian students studying in Indonesia are guaranteed good security, and safeguarded from any interference which will interfere with their concentration on learning.

5) Students from Malaysia and Indonesia whom are taught the value of knowledge and professionalism will take a role in explaining these issues to the community and they should be together invited to voluntarily participate in finding solutions to this issue.

CONCLUSION

If we look back to what extent the relations that Malaysia and Indonesia have built over the years, we are not willing to let this good relationship to be affected. Therefore, we as the representatives of the students of International Islamic University Malaysia urge the Indonesian government to seriously address this issue and deal with them wisely before they become more serious. Hopefully this conflict will not be able to threaten the Malaysia-Indonesia relations, but it is ardently hoped that it can be the cause of closer relations in the future.

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