On November 23rd to 24th, SRCUTP was invited to join Pra-Majlis Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan (Pra-MPPK). Pra-MPPK which was held in ESSET, Kajang, Kuala Lumpur involved Students Representatives Council of various IPTA and IPTS around Malaysia.
Three of our representatives; Wan Abdul Mu’id Basidth Bin Wan Lokman, Mohd Syahmi Syazwan Bin Zahari and Siti Sara Lyana Binti Badly Sham were there to share thought and opinion on national issues and problems face by students which will be issued to the Ministry of Higher Education later on during the actual Majlis Perundingan Pelajar Kebangsaan 2009.
Participants were divided into seven groups to choose and discuss on issues that will be highlighted to the government. Issues of all aspects either related to students, university or the country were openly discussed. Our representatives were very outstanding in giving their piece of mind in the discussion. At the end of the day, all issues were presented by each group to the officers of Ministry of Higher Education for approval. Once approval is given, group will have to start the paperwork during the time before MPPK.
Some of the issues which had been approved for further discussion during the actual MPPK are The Negative Impacts of Media on the Future Generation, Understanding and Application of Satu Malaysia, Enhancing the Sport Industry, Finishing School Program, Introduction of Koperasi Nasional, Enhancing Food Quality and Cleanliness, and many more.
It is such a great experience for us to be there with all of the leaders of other universities. Having the opportunity to sit together and discuss on national issue deeply and seriously was an experience which we will treasure. Changing experience on the problems faced by other universities makes us realize that being a Students Representative is not always about the summon issue, internet problem, food quality problem and many more. It opens up our mind that as future leaders, we should not only be thinking of issue around us or in our campus but the national issues as well. The responsibility of a student does not only about achieving good grades and being active in co-curriculum activities. We should start thinking on how and in what sense can we contribute to the country as a student.