Taylor’s University: Boycott by MARA over Red September 16

Red September 16 was clearly an UMNO rally.

For Taylor’s University to cancel its contract with Wawasan Sutera because the latter used a bus bearing the university’s logo to ferry participants to the red shirt rally, is to thumb its nose at UMNO, a dangerous act.

What will happen to Taylor’s University?

Will there be red shirts at the university gates? Will there be problems with its licence?

Let’s wait and see…

20 October 2015

Malay Mail Online

Ismail Sabri dodges question on end to MARA scholarships for Taylor’s

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 ― Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri sidestepped a parliamentary question on his termination of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) sponsorships for students to Taylor’s University.

DAP’s Taiping MP, Nga Kor Ming, had asked Ismail to explain the move that was perceived as retaliation against the university for cancelling a contract with a bus operator whose buses were used in the pro-Malay #Merah169 rally in September.

“Until September 2015, around 521 students under the MARA scholarship have studied under various courses at Taylor’s University in many fields including foundation programmes, bachelor degrees, masters and other programmes.

“The sum total is a big amount of scholarship for any institution of higher learning. The sponsorship of students by MARA in institutions of higher learning including Taylor’s is done according to current needs,” Ismail stated in his written reply to Nga.

The minister previously said there were “many reasons” for such a decision, but did not elaborate on what these included.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/ismail-sabri-dodges-question-on-end-to-mara-scholarships-for-taylors?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.rarej6fk.dpuf

23 September 2015

Mara chairman says no instructions to terminate sponsorship for Taylor’s students

IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT NO INSTRUCTIONS HAVE COME YET.

It was Rural and Regional Development Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who announced on Monday that Mara would stop sponsoring Taylor’s students. He can’t instruct Mara directly. Expect him to see the PM, who can be expected to say YES, JUST DO IT.

Star

Wednesday September 23, 2015 MYT 8:28:01 PM

Mara chairman says no instructions to terminate sponsorship for Taylor’s students

KUALA LUMPUR: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa says he has not been informed of any decision to discontinue Mara sponsorship for Taylor’s University students.

He said Mara loan and scholarship recipients from the university would continue to be sponsored as per the current agreement pending further instructions.

“I have not spoken to the Minister about this. Based on the newspaper report, I was made to understand that it could be for future enrolments.

“I am not sure of the reason, but reports are saying it is because the Minister was unhappy over the university’s decision to cancel a bus operator’s contract,” Annuar said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/09/23/Annuar-Musa-Mara-Taylors/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

TIT FOR TAT, BUTTER FOR FAT

21 September 2015

First consequence: UMNO institution, MARA, boycotts Taylor’s University.

Malaysiakini

After red shirts bus boo-boo, now Mara snubs Taylor’s Uni

Published Today 3:11 pm     Updated Today 4:01 pm

Taylor’s nixes contract with bus operator over red rally

Published Today 11:11 am     Updated Today 11:39 am


Taylor’s University terminated its contract with bus operator Wawasan Sutera, for using bus bearing the varsity’s logo to ferry participants of the red shirt rally on Wednesday.

The private varsity was forced to explain that it did not authorise the use of the bus service for this purpose, and it was not used to ferry their students to the rally, after a picture of protesters alighting from a bus bearing the logo was circulated online.

“We would like to reiterate that we did not authorise the service of the bus bearing our logo belonging to third party, Wawasan Sutera, to ferry rally-goers and the bus was not used to ferry our students ot the rally,” it said in a statement.

Wawasan Sutera will continue running the shuttle bus service for Taylor’s University until Nov 16, 2015 in compliance with the contract, it added.

“Again, we wish to express our regret on the unintentional association of Taylor’s University with this event,” it said.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/312695

Updated 17th September 2015: Taylor’s University would like to expand on the statement that we issued yesterday on the image of red shirt rally participants getting off the bus bearing Taylor’s University logo. We would like to reiterate that we did not authorize the service of the bus bearing our logo belonging to third party, Wawasan Sutera, to ferry rally-goers and the bus was not used to ferry our students to the rally.

In view of this situation, the Management has reviewed the contract with the bus operator and has decided to terminate it, in accordance to the terms and conditions of the contract, effective today.

In compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract that require 2-month notice, Wawasan Sutera bus services will continue to run according to the agreed schedule without disruption of services until 16 November 2015. This is to ensure that the decision to terminate the contract will not inconvenience the needs of our students and staff who are reliant on this shuttle service. A new bus operator will commence its services on 17 November 2015.

Again, we wish to express our regret on the unintentional association of Taylor’s University with this event.

Taylor’s University has noted that our bus contracted to third party, Wawasan Sutera, was used by the operator to ferry passengers to the red rally today without our knowledge.

We would like to reiterate that the management of the university did not authorize the service of the bus for this purpose and the bus was not used to ferry our students to the rally.

Immediate action has been made to withdraw the use of the bus with our logo.

We regret the unintentional association of Taylor’s University with this event.

Rakyat Post

Taylor’s University terminates contract with bus operator

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18, 2015: 

Taylor’s University has terminated its contract with the bus operator who ferried red shirt rally participants to Kuala Lumpur using the bus bearing the logo of the education institution.

This, it assured, was in accordance with the terms and conditions of its contract with Wawasan Sutera, to whom the bus belonged.

“In compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract that requires a two-month notice, Wawasan Sutera bus services will continue to run according to the agreed schedule without disruption of services until Nov 16 2015.

“This is to ensure that the decision to terminate the contract will not inconvenient the needs of our students and staff who are reliant on this shuttle service.

“A new bus operator will commence its services on Nov 17, 2015,” the university management said in a statement posted on their Facebook page, last night.

http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2015/09/18/taylors-university-terminates-contract-with-bus-operator/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Here’s Why Taylor’s University Bus Was Used To Ferry Passenger To Red Rally –

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Pictures of a Taylor’s University Bus ferrying passengers to the Red Rally sparked outrage among Malaysian citizens.
Concerned parents and youths expressed their appall at the image and Taylor’s association to the Red Rally.
Many are blaming Taylor’s for the action and assumed the university had their bus rented out for, well, money.
The university was under fire with negative comments, being accused of “accepting donations” and having parents threaten to boycott them.
But wait a minute, can we just really think about it? Being associated to the Red Rally would do the university more harm than any bus rental could cover.
The truth is, Taylor’s didn’t even know about the use of their bus until it was being circulated on social media.

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