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18-01-2003, 08:59 AM
<font size="+1">Cowboys within Barisan Nasional?</font>
Saturday, January 18, 2003
Kayveas cannot go ahead with university plans, says Rais
KUALA KLAWANG Jan 17 - The People's Progressive Party (PPP) cannot go ahead with plans to set up a university in Tronoh, Perak without the approval of the Education Ministry, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
He said PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas should discuss with Education Minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad on the matter.
"No one can just set up a university or college," he told reporters after attending a development briefing for Jelebu District, here Friday.
He was commenting on PPP's plans to set up Universiti Parti Progresif Penduduk (UPPP) in Perak, for which the ground-breaking ceremony was scheduled to be officiated by Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Tajol Rosli Ghazali on Saturday.
However, Tajol Rosli denied any knowledge of the event.
Rais also said the country had already many universities and what was needed was to improve the quality of the graduands.
18-01-2003, 09:35 AM
<font size="+1">Why are you in such a hurry, Kayveas?</font>
Thursday, 16 Jan 2003
PPP to seek university status for its learning centre
KUALA LUMPUR Jan 16 - The Peoples' Progressive Party (PPP) will soon apply for university status for its proposed higher learning centre to be built in Tronoh, Perak, party president Datuk M.Kayveas said today.
He said the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the party's higher learning centre, dubbed "Projek Universiti PPP", would be held this Sunday at Bandar Universiti Sri Iskandar in Tronoh.
"We will officially appoint consultants on the same day. They will be given the task of putting in the needed applications for university status to the Education Ministry," he told Bernama.
Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli has been invited to officiate at the The "Projek Universiti PPP" groundbreaking ceremony.
Kayveas said the 35-acre site which would house the centre was donated by the developer of Bandar Universiti Sri Iskandar.
He also said one of the directors in the developer's firm donated the land to the PPP and wanted it to be used only for building educational facilities.
"He is an ardent supporter of the party and we will certainly use the land for educational purposes only," said Kayveas, who is also the Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister.
However, he said the party had a time frame in which it should develop the land, failing which it would be repossessed by the developer.
"So we have to work fast to put up the building...we can get the approval (to obtain university status) soon after this," he added.
18-01-2003, 04:09 PM
It is a "political adventure lah" - " political talk sahaja!" dapat seat thru' back door, now, hoping to be Menteri without been elected, nak cuba outdo another party - MIC, also initiating million ringgit "university" but no one seems to care about fundamental issues that need to be addressed before attempting such "prestige projects" .
What about the proposed faculty, construction costs, quality of education, about the quality of present graduands?
We have graduates with degrees and post graduate degrees but are in difficulty to converse, articulate opinions unless in their native tongue - it is a pity, where we will be in 2020?:p
Mr. Kalaithason Vadivelu
CASSA Secretary General
19-01-2003, 09:00 AM
NEW STRAITS TIMES
Saturday, January 18, 2003, 5:19pm
<font size="+1">PPP groundbreaks proposed varsity despite no permission</font>
TRONOH, Jan 18: The People's Progressive Party went ahead with the ground-breaking for its proposed university here despite the absence of an invitation from the government to set up the facility. Its president, Datuk M. Kayveas joined State Urban and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Chang Ko Youn in a simple ceremony at the 10ha site in Bandar Universiti Seri Iskandar.
Chang represented Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali.
Speaking to reporters later, Kayveas said the ceremony was merely a symbolic gesture to show the party's intent to set up the university.
This, he said, was necessary in accordance with an agreement signed with housing developer Hua Yang Berhad which had donated the site.
He was confident that the Government would allow the university which intended to allow working adults to improve their vocational and technical skills.
Education Miniszter Tan Sri Musa Mohamad had earlier stated that the ministry had not issued an invitation to the party to establish an university.
Kaveas said the Education Ministry should not reject an offer from the party to establish a university as it had allowed some other parties to do so.
He added that Musa and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Rais Yatim should not make an issue of the matter even though it was true that the PPP had not applied for an invitation to build a university.
"It is not as if we committed a serious crime. We are not building an entertainment centre or an illegal massage parlour," he said.
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