Students and alumni widely criticised the move as an attack on students’ ‘basic rights to free expression’. After social media backlash and an online petition, Monash University delivered an apology, claiming that the notice was badly worded and was just born out of concern for students’ safety. A non-for-profit group representing Malaysians in Australia said that, without a proper apology, Monash University could face a boycott from Malaysian students.
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Pic caption: Najib Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
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