KUIS Views Student Involvement In Militant Activities As Serious

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 – Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS) views as serious the involvement of college students in activities which contravene Islamic teachings and are not recognised by the government. In a statement issued today, the office of the Deputy Rector, Student Development and Alumni, said the college would expel any student found to be involved in such activities.

Yesterday, police confirmed that on Oct 4, Syamimi Faiqah Sulaman, 20, a former student of KUIS had departed from the KL International Airport (KLIA) at about 11.55 p.m. for Syria, and believed to join the Islamic Nation (IS) militant group. According to a report in a local newspaper, Syamimi had left for Syria to marry an IS fighter known as Akel Zainal, whom she had met on Facebook.

KUIS has confirmed that Syamimi was a former student of the Diploma in Islamic Studies (Al-Quran & Sunnah) programme. However, she was expelled after failing to achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA). “Syamimi was officially expelled from KUIS on June 10 last year for obtaining a CGPA of less than 2.00, which is in line with KUIS academic regulations,” it said.

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