Published: Saturday October 20, 2012 MYT 11:03:00 PM
MCA Youth to investigate low Malaysian Chinese acceptance rate into UKM
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Youth will form a special taskforce to investigate why only 9% of students enrolled in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) this year were Malaysian-Chinese.
MCA National Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said it was time for the Government to look into methods of how public universities recruited students.
"Even though the Higher Education Ministry has granted public universities the power to make decisions on various issues on their own, that does not mean the institutions can use its own methods to recruit students," he said this before closing the debate during MCA Youth annual general meeting here on Saturday.
He said UKM should also explain why they had accepted only 290 Chinese students.
Dr Wee, who is also Deputy Education Minister, said the taskforce would carry out its investigation as soon as possible.
"MCA central leaders will then deliberate on data collected," he said.