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MALAYSIA: University denies political interference in dean’s removal

The Malaysian Insider 04 July 2014 Issue No:327     University Malaya (UM) today denied allegations that its dean for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was removed due to political interference. Professor Datuk Dr Mohammad Redzuan Othman's tenure was not extended after a transparent election process, the university said in a statement this evening. "Contrary to news reports, the decision not to extend Redzuan's tenure was based on a democratic and transparent election process which was carried out in accordance with the University of Malaya Constitution 2010. "The constitution states that the vice-chancellor shall appoint a dean/director from three shortlisted candidates who received the highest scores. "The elections were held between June 10 and 12 and interviews were held with the three candidates between June 17 and 20," UM said in the statement. Redzuan was one of the three candidates shortlisted, the other two bei