The Resistance of Socialism Thought in the University of Malaya Student Movement (1972 – 1974)

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The Resistance of Socialism Thought in the University of Malaya Student Movement (1972 – 1974)


The title of this study is "The Resistance of Socialism Thought in the University of Malaya Student Movement (1972 – 1974)." The objective of the study is to examine in detail the role of PMUM in safeguarding the interests of the students. It investigates how the Socialist Club dominates and plays a role in influencing the UM student movement. The study explores the resistance to the influence of socialism and the Socialist Club in student activities, including series of demonstrations and campus takeovers at UM. It also examines the leadership of the Socialist Club in introducing socialism to students and the public through support for hunger issues in Baling and squatter issues in Tasik Utara. In this study, the researcher chose a qualitative research method over quantitative. Additionally, the researcher opted for the method of scientific autobiography investigation, as the researcher was directly involved in the events to be studied. Besides presenting an honest account of all activities, the researcher also conducted interviews with friends involved as a crucial primary source. Since the study involves leadership, the researcher discussed leadership theory, including the definition, elements, characteristics, dimensions, importance, functions, styles, and forms of leadership. The study's findings can be summarized as follows: there are gaps untouched by previous researchers/publications that the current researcher has addressed or filled. There are factual errors made by previous researchers/investigators/publications that need correction. There are also new matters that the researcher needs to highlight because they have never been discussed before. Among the importance of this study is that students, student associations, the Chancellor's office, and the government can learn from what has been addressed. Students can see the impact on themselves if they are too active to the extent of neglecting their studies. Student associations can also observe the effects of militant actions on their association's standing. The government can measure the effectiveness of AUKU 75 in restraining students and student associations. The government needs to assess whether charges under ISA and detaining student leaders under ISA in Kem Tahanan Perlindungan are wise and appropriate measures. AUKU 75 has achieved the government's desire to control the student movement, but its impact is not only on student associations but also on students. Over four decades, Malaysian universities have produced passive, uncreative, less courageous, restricted, and stagnant students.

Kamarazaman Bin Yacob

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