Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Umno Strikes Back - Sanusi Junid Sacked As International Islamic University President

Tan Sri Sanusi Junid has been "relieved of his duties" as International Islamic University Malaysia president with immediate effect.

In his second term now and with two more years to serve, he said he received the letter, dated June 2, on Monday.

The letter was from the Sultan of Pahang, the constitutional head of the university, Sanusi said.

He had previously said he would not step down from the post, which he considered part of his “duty to God and service to the people.”

The former Kedah Mentri Besar said there had been speculation over his post after he had resigned from Umno, following former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation on May 19.

On June 1, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Khalid Nordin that there was no reason for Sanusi’s services to be terminated unless he “played politics” at campus. (The Star)

***** Umno couldn't directly hit out at the big man Dr Mahathir, so they whacked one of his underlings who had the 'temerity' to resign from Umno. More such petty moves on the cards? You bet!

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Guvnor said...

Mokhzani next?

11:06 PM GMT+8  
Blogger R.V.David said...

This goes to show Badawi has found new strength to hit back at his adversaries. I have commented on this here.

http://rvicdav.blogspot.com

8:30 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From UMNO's history, this is to be expected!
TDM better watch out...they will find a "legal" way to get him or at least get him to shut up!
Typical UMNO behaviour lah...

9:15 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This only confirmed that all appointments of academic heads and GLCs are not based on merit but mere political connection. Can you call that cronism? Perhaps this is another reason why all Uni in Malaysia are dropping or have no ranking.

9:33 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After sacking him, he should be sent back to Acheh to teach the people there how to grow padi on their rooftops, and earning the Nobel Prize for Economics in the process

10:52 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best way to get the mamak is to plant a live bullet in his pocket and then have him hanged under the ISA

2:30 PM GMT+8  

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