Report on Rector Student Syura

On 19th March 2010, the Rector Student Syura had been held at 4 pm at the Senate hall. The Syura started with a speech by the honourable Rector, Prof Dato’ Sri Syed Arabi Idid. He briefly informed about the objectives of Rector Student Syura (RSS). According to him RSS aims is to manage the students’ perception and to settle students' issues. Besides that, this syura also aimed to build a good relationship between Rector and the students’ leaders as well as all IIUM students. In addition, the honourable Rector also explained and told the students that IIUM is the only public University that use English in all subjects.

On the other hand, the honourable Rector also mentioned about the university expenditure. RM 350 Million funded per year for utilities in IIUM, approximately RM 1 Million per month for electricity, RM 10,000 per month for water and the light opened at night for security reason. As for Industrial rate for example like excavation and clear the river involved RM 600,000 per year. RM 15 Million per year is also funded for cleanliness and cutting grass purposes.

After the honourable Rector finished his speech, he opened the floor for discussion and gave the chance for the students’ leaders to ask any question regarding to any matter. The President of SRC, Br Muhammad Firwan b Norliza started the session by some introduction regarding SRC’s involvement and activities. He distributed the SRC’s report regarding to what SRC have done and report on some welfare issue. After that, the other students’ leader raised their own question and suggestion. The question or suggestion and the respond from rector are as below:


1.Post Graduate Student Society (PGSS) requested a special meeting with the Rector regarding dissolution of PGSS due to lack of quorum.

2.(a)Wawasan Club (Bro Akmal Saufi) inquired the Rector on how to strengthen the ties and engagement between IIUM Alumni (42000 graduated) with the IIUM students.

Alumni of IIUM consist of 42,000 graduate and 15,000 international students. Students need to engage themselves with the Alumni

(b)Entrepreneurships in IIUM for students.

- They have done workshop and seminars but the impact was not strong and is not as effective as they expected.
- Rector wanted the students to take more important role in entrepreneurship like involving themselves in business for example in bazaars and so on.

(c)Complaint about IIUM students that go to Clubs and Bars

Regarding drugs, prostitution, and drinking beer among IIUM students, they are not sure whether it is a reality or just a mere perception.

3.Bro Salam (BEDSA) inquires about the appointed seat, representative for BEDSA.

Representative for INSTED (BEDSA) is not appointed yet.
What have been appointed are as follows:

a.International students’ representative in Kuantan,
b.Non-muslim representative, dentistry
c.Handicapped seat.

- appointed representatives will not hold office and the representatives will be selected based on CGPA and their involvement in cocuriculum. The best will be chosen.

4.Planning for the poor and needy

-Zakat will be given to the needy.
-free foods will be given to very poor students.
-Student assistantship provided by the library.

5.Issue of the abolishment of attendance

It depends on each kulliyyah as autonomy was given to each kulliyah to decide whether they want to abolish or not, the attendance policy and system.

-Kulliyah must come up with their own attention.

- There are some kulliyyah where the attendance is very important to make sure they can get good result such as kulliyyah of engineering and Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design.

-Kulliyah will post to the senate the decision and will inform the students pertaining to this matter.

6.Intellectual Youth Club (IYC) suggests, president of SRC chair the Senate meeting between the students as they are the representative and voice of the students.

Rector said that senate is totally academic. If want to discuss with student, outside senate.

7.Regarding Speaker’s corner, students must be creative and IYC would like to take responsibility for the speaker’s corner and will be used once a week or twice in 2 weeks

Speaker’s corner is actually called expressive corner’ and not speaker’s corner. So that, the students can express anything that they want to and they can do what ever they want such as singing, playing guitar or reciting poem. The expressive corner is located in front of Azman Hashim complex

8.Regarding election, students suggested to the University to allocate general seats so that the students can choose their president for SRC.He also suggested to give freedom to the candidates pertaining to their poster and merchandise for campaign

Campus election campaign, freedom was given for students to have their own poster but with limitations as this would affect the poor who do not have money to campaign.

-longer period of campaign was given. Campaign was not aggressive. Previously there was fight.

9.Problems with dogs and monkeys. Suggest collaborate with DBKL

Regarding the issues of dogs and monkeys, IIUM has discussed with the town council and town board.
-Have dealt with the orang asli to catch the monkeys and dogs and not to kill.
-Dogs from Taman Melawati and monkeys from the destroyed forest for building construction of KICT

10.Opinion regarding proposal for activities need to submit 21 days before actual activity.

If a programme is an intellectual programme, it will have the support regardless the 21 days rule.

11.Sometimes opinions needed to response to current issues.

current issues should be explained by the administration

12.Request for more operating room (O.R) for the society and a few big program

IIUM cannot give more O.R as they have limited rooms and is short of rooms for classes i.e: CELPAD needs more rooms for classes

(a)LAWSOC suggests before any law be implemented must conduct a survey before been approved by Senate.

(b)Regarding free foods to be given to the needy, it would be very difficult to determine whether needy or not.

(c)Zakat from student

Zakat money is allocated from the Alumni Office RM 100,000/month collection.

14.Don Luqman from Kulliyah of Science, regarding allocation for building of Mahallah. Mahallah built outside campus.

10th Malaysian Budget Plan (2011) has allocated money.
-Mahallah is included in the budget. 4500 rooms will be built.
-process and procedures time consuming for 500 rooms takes 1 year, and to choose contractors.
-IIUM is still searching for building for mahallah. Look building nearby to be used as mahallah.
-When IIUM Kuantan campus has its own mahallah,IIUM will sell back the temporary mahallah building.
-The issue will be settled within 10 years.

15.Nursing and medical hospital in Kuantan

Hospital has 300 bedrooms. Government has agreed with the proposed establishment.
-more discussion with MOHE and Ministry of Health.
-will wait for the best bid and proposal for the specification.
-It will take 3 years time to be completed.

16.MRC Mahallah Sallahuddin:

-MRC in Mahallah Sallahuddin newly established.
Update and explanation :
- mix of male and females in the mahallah, have taken steps and security measures like no more sports beyond 12 midnight, and gate will be closed and locked at 12 midnight.

17.Regarding Wireless zone

Wireless has been provided but signals at times slow. May be because of downloading.

-planning on new policy.

Prepared by:
Presidential Secretariat,
Students' Representative Council 2009/2010

Acknowledged by:
Muhammad Firwan Norliza
Students' Representative Council 2009/2010

Engineering Constituency : 1st Report Semester 2 2009/2010


The installation of cable/hubs for the wireless internet at mahallah is still in progress. Some of the mahallah already got the access to the wireless internet but some are not. Hopefully, all students can be patience while waiting for the installation to be completed. Please use the internet wisely once it has been installed.

Since 5 years ago, SRC has fight for getting the wireless at our campus. However, we cannot get it in the glimpse of eye. The process of installing the wireless began at Gombak campus, followed by Kuantan campus and lastly the matriculation campus. Now, the installation process at all mahallah is still in progress. Hence, your patience, understanding and support are highly appreciated.


Up until now, FFSD is working on to replace the food price poster at all café. All the details information regarding the food prices can be viewed through the FFSD website.

Since last year, engineering constituency has travel back and forth to FFSD to ensure that the food price in all mahallah and kulliyyah is standardized. Pamphlets regarding the food prices has been printed out and distributed. However, only several food prices are stated in the pamphlet.

As a student, we must know our right regarding the food prices. Any enquiries concerning the details of the food prices, or want to comment about the services and cleanliness of the café, please visit FFSD website and forward your complaints or comments to


The budget for upgrading the study room has been approved and received from the Deputy Dean Student Affairs on 26th April 2010. Insya-Allah, the study room will be ready to be used in this coming short semester. Thus, the study room for sisters is at E1-3-13 and E1-3-15 for brothers.


A meeting was held on 3rd March 2010 with Dr. Zuraida Ahmad, Deputy Dean of Student Affairs regarding this matter. Dr. Zuraida encouraged the students to join IEM (undergraduate). In addition, the fee is only RM20 compared to RM50 after graduating. However, if we are not registered now, we must pay the fee around RM200.


The parking space at Kulliyyah of Engineering is limited; therefore we discussed this issue with Dr. Zuraida for her attention. The issue raised up by Dr. Zuraida is about the environmental and landscape of IIUM. However, we will try our best to settle the problem to help the students.


We had received a report from students come graders, demonstrators and tutors in KOE regarding the delayed of allowance payment for the months of December 2009, January and February 2010. Further actions have been taken and a meeting was held on 8th April 2010 with Sis. Azura, Finance Representative from office of the Dean, KOE and she said that they have just submitted all the details to the Finance Division IIUM on 8th April 2010. Finance Division KOE will try their best to expedite the allowances payment so that it can be made by 15th to 17th of April 2010. In addition, a letter regarding this matter had been sent to Madam Norhana Mohd Yunos, Director of Finance Division IIUM and carbon copy to Dato' Ahmad Zailan Shaari, Executive Director Finance Division IIUM and Dr. Amir Akramin Shafie, Dean of KOE. Director of Finance Division IIUM had replied the letter and informed that their Assistant Accountant at our Kulliyyah who was handling the payment had resigned without prior notice in December 2009. Alhamdullillah, a new Assistant Accountant has been recruited in March this year and the allowances already been paid on 15th April 2010. Your understanding is highly appreciated.

If you have any ideas on how to improve SRC 2009/2010, kindly forward your comments to . You are also invited to visit our office at level 4, above Muamalat Bank.