Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Candidate who went missing wins in UM elections

KUALA LUMPUR: Masturah Abu Bakar, who went missing on Saturday, won a seat in the Universiti Malaya campus elections on Monday.
Pro-Mahasiswa, which was also represented by the 22-year-old Masturah,won 23 seats out of the total 41 seats contested while Penggerak Mahasiswa won the other 18 seats.
Pro-Mahasiswa swept all the nine general seats and 14 faculty seats while Penggerak Mahasiswa won 18 faculty seats.
The 2010/2011 election results were announced by UM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon at the Akademi Pengajian Melayu, Universiti Malaya here.
Twelve faculty candidates won uncontested in the elections.
UM Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Rohana Yusof told reporters that the voter turnout was 67.1%, which was short of the 70% target.
Meanwhile, Masturah's mother Mariam Abdul Rashid, 51, said at the university that she did not rule out the possibility the disappearance of her daughter had something to do with the elections but declined to make any assumptions.
Masturah, who was also present at the press conference, declined to give any statement. - Bernama

1 comment:

  1. read about her in the papers but yrs is certainly the latest.


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