Kamarul Zaman is a disgrace to the academia


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COMMENT | Kamarul Zaman Yusoff, a lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), has indeed joined the ranks of controversial academic figures who continue to bring disgrace to the academia.

Someone from my chat group calls him a “clown”. Half-baked and narrow-minded political scientist is how I would describe him; but of course, I admit I am being sceptical of such members of the Malaysian academia that are occupying important positions in our universities.

If this is the kind of academic staff that we have at UUM, it is no wonder why UUM has never been ranked highly, locally and internationally.

To put it bluntly, Kamarul Zaman is hardly a political analyst, as some media are prepared to label him. He is a liability to UUM.

Judging from his series of articles, which appear mainly in Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia, at the most, he is a pro-PAS writer and one with a very shallow ability to analyse things. I will prove it!

Most of his articles either praise Barisan Nasional, PAS or attack the DAP. Therefore, for him to accuse Selangor State Assembly Speaker Hannah Yeoh of proselytisation came as no surprise at all.

Wrong of us to entertain such 'intellectuals'

If the country continues to entertain members of the academia in the likes of Kamarul Zaman, the nation can only become retrogressive. In fact, what Kamarul Zaman had written about Yeoh is malicious.

It appears to me that this was also part of a bigger ploy, as things are well-synchronised just to win Malay votes. Enough is enough! We have to speak up and put these social rejects into their own burrows and stop them from re-surfacing again and again.

We have seen it happening, just before the last general election when former PAS commissioner Hassan Ali also accused Christians of proselytisation. He wanted to show evidence, but until today, Hassan is silent about it...

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