Saturday September 29, 2012
Pro-Aspirasi wins UM campus polls
PETALING JAYA: Fresh elections for two seats at Universiti Malaya's (UM) campus polls saw the Pro-Aspirasi group emerging as the overall winner with a total of 22 seats.
The pro-establishment Pro-Aspirasi and pro-Opposition Pro-Mahasiswa took a seat each in the two-seat re-election yesterday.
The UM campus election was held on Tuesday but fresh elections were called for two of the 43 seats which recorded a draw.
In the final tally, the victorious group was led by Pro-Aspirasi while the Pro-Mahasiswa group took the remaining 21 seats.
The Pro-Aspirasi group is the winner in this annual campus elections, winning most of the seats in 18 of the 20 public institutions of higher learning.
The pro-establishment group has so far won 91% or 565 of the 620 seats contested in all 20 campuses, some of which held their polls on Sept 20 while others conducted theirs on Sept 25.
The International Islamic University of Malaysia is the sole university in which the outcome is not yet known.
The university held elections on Tuesday but ordered a fresh round of voting in all its 31 seats following a technical glitch in its electronic voting system. No date has yet been set for the fresh polls.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is the only public university held by the Pro-Mahasiswa group which won 19 of the 28 seats contested.
The overall outcome of this year's campus elections saw the Pro-Mahasiswa group losing its hold in UM as well as its stronghold of Universiti Sains Malaysia.