ASA (Asian Students Association) regional secretary Lee Khai Loon who is based in Kuala Lumpur challenged Biro Tatanegara (BTN) to show proof that American and Jewish elements were sponsoring certain student groups in local varsities, and meet with ASA representatives face to face.
Meanwhile, Kong Wee Cheng, international affairs secretary of Dema, one of the student group accused of being funded by Jews, asked a pertinent question - why were students attending the seminar warned not to record or snap photographs of the proceedings if BTN has nothing to hide?
He said BTN had bullsh*ted (Ktemoc’s word but which conveys his intended meaning) with the aim of creating tensions between students of different races by provocatively manufacturing a schism between Jews/Chinese students and Muslim students.
Well, we all know that whenever UMNO has internal trouble, there’s nothing like a jolly spot of Chinese-bashing to unify the Malay voters and UMNO supporters behind the party. Khairy did it, the Penang UMNO had done it, and now Hishamuddin is locking horns with a couple of MCA leaders.
USMPBT chairperson Loo Chuan Boon said this is not the first time USM authorities have tried to badmouth his society. There were also unfounded allegations made against the society during the university’s orientation week in July.
He did question USM deputy vice-chancellor (student affairs division) Dr Jamaludin Mohaiadin over the allegations during a meeting early this year. Loo said of Dr Jamaludin: "He avoided our question by saying let bygones be bygones."
Well, obviously he has not.
Loo said that USMPBT received its funding through Chinese guilds and associations and fund-raising programmes.
Chinese guilds? Maybe Chinese Jewish guilds?