KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 ? Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed today that he may be barred from a dialogue session with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) students for “trolling” Education Minister Maszlee Malik too much.
The scandal-plagued former prime minister said he was ready to accept Maszlee’s invitation for Opposition politicians to enter public universities to share their ideas.
“Maybe Maszlee was wounded because I ‘trolled’ him too many times until he was forced to backtrack on his words,” the Pekan MP wrote on his Facebook page.
“Actually I was ready to wear black shoes to the forum to show my support to him,” he added, in a dig at Maszlee’s new policy for school students.
“But it’s fine. I am okay. I understand,” said Najib.
UKM Vice-Chancellor Prof Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor was reported saying the event was postponed as organisers did not notify the university earlier, and stressed that it was delayed rather than cancelled.
In response, Najib insisted the organisers had fulfilled all the requirements to host the event.
“After PH heard I was attending, suddenly they had a meeting yesterday afternoon to ‘delay’ the programme. They said the programme was delayed not cancelled.
“But it was delayed without any reason and without any new date. So that means it was cancelled…” said Najib.
UKM Student Representative Council Deputy President Muhammad Izzat Ebrahim has since said the talk will now be held at the Cartel Coffeeshop in Bandar Baru Bangi at 2:30 pm today.