Monthly archive July, 2013

The Campus Election

by Mohammad Yazid Bin Zakaria   The annual campus election is an important event held in order to find new faces for the Student’s Representative Council. Every year, a new batch of student representatives will be chosen by the students themselves. Each and every student is required to vote for the candidates of their choice...

The Devil’s Alibi

by Shahrina Anis Samsuddin   On October 10th, 2013, I had the pleasure of watching the “Mock Trial 2013: The Devil’s Alibi” which was in conjunction with the closing ceremony of AIKOL Festival 2013, located at the Main Auditorium of IIUM. Many people anticipated this play as the tickets were sold out very fast. As...

2012 Auditor General’s Report: A Reality Check

by Sarah Naeilah Norizal   The Auditor General’s report is a fact-finding exercise conducted by the National Audit Department, aimed at exposing loopholes in the federal ministries, departments and government companies’ management of public funds. Series 1 and Series 2 of the 2012 Auditor General’s Report was tabled and presented to the Parliament on October...

“IDOLA DEMOKRASI” : Let Us Look At A Bigger Picture Of Democracy

by Nik Alia Hanafi   It was 9.45 in the morning of September 29th2013 and there were about 30 students gathered and filling the area in front of our prestigious Moot Court waiting for a program called “Idola Demokrasi” to commence. I wandered around just to fill up the mood for some serious-toned discussions that...

YMP : Connecting The Muslim Youth

by Naim Azizi and Sharifah Asmaa’   Ever felt like you’re having an Iman dip? That after being a very active and productive Muslim, praying on time, reading the Qur’an frequently, always looking forward to doing good deeds , you are becoming lazy and that your enthusiasm to perform Ibadah the same way is fading?...

Let the Exchange Students Speak!

By Nur Ameera Syafiqah Shaharudin Before they left Malaysia, AIKOL Press sat down with representatives of the exchange students from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta to give us their two cents on their stay here. What are some of the memorable moments throughout your stay here? There are so many to choose from. Malaysia, in general, is...

BR1M

by Hafidzi Razali   Unless you are in oil-rich states like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, gone are the days when oil was cheaper than water. Driven by economic uncertainty, geopolitical instability and scarcity of resources, it is a long-disputed issue if it is economically viable for States to continue subsidising oil to minimise living cost...

Is IIUM Safe?

by Azraai Yunos By definition the term safe entails something that is not likely to be harmed. However in regards to our current situation, that term is subjective. One person’s idea of safe could be completely different to another. The answer to the question lies within the opinions of the people that actually inhabit this...

Domestic Violence: The Invisible Tears of Men

by Nur Aiman Kautsar bt Shaharudin Shah   He cowered before her, eyes shut in pain. A kick landing right between his legs sent him tumbling on the bathroom floor. He did not hit back; he thought it best biting the bullet. She glowered at him, spewing profanities. What has he done to be lambasted...