Universities and University Colleges Act 1971

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Universities and University Colleges Act 1971
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Parliament of Malaysia
  • An Act to provide for the establishment, maintenance and administration of Universities and University Colleges and for other matters connected with it.
Citation Act 30
Territorial extentThroughout Malaysia
Enacted by Dewan Rakyat
Passed18 March 1971
Enacted by Dewan Negara
Passed26 March 1971
Royal assent 27 April 1971
Commenced29 April 1971
Effective 30 April 1971
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan Rakyat Universities and University Colleges Bill 1971
Introduced by Hussein Onn, Minister of Education
First reading 9 March 1971
Second reading 17 March 1971
Third reading 18 March 1971
Bill introduced in the Dewan Negara Universities and University Colleges Bill 1971
Introduced by Hussein Onn, Minister of Education
First reading 22 March 1971
Second reading 26 March 1971
Third reading 26 March 1971
Amended by
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1971 [Act A80]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1975 [Act A295]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1983 [Act A550]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1996 [Act A946]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 2009 [Act A1342]
Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 2012 [Act A1433]
Related legislation
Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No. 74, 1971
Keywords
University, university college
Status: In force

University and University College Act 1971 (Malay : Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti 1971) or AUKU 1971 is an act of Parliament that was legislated by the Malaysian government that was approved by the king on 27 April 1971. It is also an act that is partially under the legislative authority of the Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia) to "provide for the establishment, organization and management of Universities and Public University Colleges and for matters connected herewith." [1] This act was amended in 1975 and 1995 and became the University and University College Act (Amended) 1995.

Contents

Structure

The Universities and University Colleges Act 1971, in its current form (1 August 2012), consists of 5 Parts containing 27 sections and 2 schedules (including 6 amendments).

Student repression

According to Abdullah Haji Abdul Karim, Director of the Central PAS Youth Department for Student Affairs, in a statement he made on the Harakah Daily website, although it was obvious that AUKU 1971 bill was passed to provide for the establishment, maintenance and administration of University and University Colleges and for other matters connected therewith, in the new sections that were entered into it after the 1975 amendment (argued for by then-Education Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad) through the A295 Amendment Act, among which are Sections 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 16A, 16B and 16C, clearly opposed the principles of justice within the law. The main goals [2] of the 1975 amendment blocks:

However, the 2012 amendment abolished Section 15A, thus providing students' involvement in politics.

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