Universiti Malaya (UM)â€™s Pro-Mahasiswa camp has won a huge majority in the recently-concluded campus elections.
Pro-Mahasiswa, which is perceived to be anti-establishment, won 21 out of the 40 seats contested, edging out its rival pro-establishment group, Penggerak Mahasiswa, which bagged 16 seats.
The remaining three seats were won by independent candidates.
UM vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin, who announced the campus election results here yesterday, reminded the winning candidates to remain united â€œfor the sake of the universityâ€.
â€œAs a student council, your job is to represent the students in improving the university. Remember that UM is one,â€ he said.
Although 11,895 degree students were eligible to vote, only 8,206 students (68.9%) cast their e-votes at 18 locations across the university.
This is the fifth time the university has conducted its campus elections through an e-voting system and the third year where the nominations, objections and appeals were also done online.
Results of the UM campus polls are unofficial as it is subject to a 24-hour objection period and a further 24-hour appeal period.
The final results will only be known tomorrow.MYNEWSHUB