KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 (Bernama) -- Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Nordin today said that he would meet Deputy Higher Education Minister to obtain the truth about an allegation of certain quarters financing students from public institutions of higher learning (IPTA) to go overseas for training on conducting street demonstrations.
He said he would have to get details on the matter from Mohd Puad, who made the allegation, before giving his comments.
Mohamed Khalid said this in response to Mohd Puad's allegation, which was reported in a newspaper today, when met after launching the Research Management and Innovation Complex, University Malaya here today.
The newspaper report stated that two IPTA students had confessed to Mohd Puah that they were sponsored by a political party to go overseas, including Indonesia, to learn on how to conduct street demonstrations.
Mohd Puad also claimed that the students were promised money and that they would be "protected" should action be taken by their university or the authorities.
On the campaign mounted by the opposition to call for the abolition of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), Mohamed Khalid said only those who obtained excellent results and from high-income families would be able to pursue higher studies if PTPTN were abolished.