March 13, 2016
To University of Nottingham — Do the Right Thing
COMMENT: I am not a graduate of the University of Nottingham. So I am not able to sign this petition to remove Malaysia’s most corrupt Prime Minister Najib Razak who received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1974 from your Roll of Honour. However, if the University wishes to still remember him, then by all means do so by creating a rogues gallery where his portrait can be prominently displayed.
HRH Sultan Raja Tun Azlan Shah graduated with a law degree in 1953 from The University of Nottingham, UK. A year later, he was admitted to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. In 1986, he was conferred with an honorary degree from The University of Nottingham. Family ties with Nottingham were strong and his son, the late HRH Raja Ashman Shah was also a graduate of the University, from the School of Economics.
For the sake of your Malaysian alumni, please consider this petition. Please don’t worry. The future of your branch campus here is secure.
If I may suggest, The University of Nottingham should honour the memory of Malaysia’s Lord President, The Late HRH Sultan Raja Azlan Shah (above), who is a truly distinguished alumnus.–Din Merican
Malaysians petition to remove Najib’s portrait at the University of Nottingham
DISSATISFIED with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s response (or lack thereof) to allegations of corruption in the ongoing 1MDB scandal, Malaysians are now sharing a petition calling for the removal of his portrait at his alma mater, the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
The petition proposes that the university’s Malaysian Society lobby to have the 2-meter tall portrait of Najib hanging at the King’s Meadow campus taken down.