General updates were then brought up as the SRC’s latest developments were brought to light. The High Committee brought their current involvement in student affairs. A noteworthy mention would be the resource fee and how it causes strain on students from a less privileged background, seeing as how scholarships do not cover such expenses. The SRC’s solution is to present an alternative mode of payment, as against the lump sum payment of RM 1,000, it ought to be segregated as to allow for a smaller payment for each trimester. This would assist in lessening the burden on some of the Nigerian students whom are currently undergoing difficulties in obtaining funds from their domicile of origin. The claiming and refining the condition of the space next to Emerald Park as a car park exclusively for MMU students was also mentioned to curb the lack of parking spaces within MMU. The project is still under discussion between SRC and MPHTJ.
This was then followed by the Student Engagement Unit. It was mentioned that their department was involved in many efforts such as the face mask distribution during the haze situation. To further strengthen their connection with the student body, it was revealed that they plan to organize a Sports Carnival, which would be a rebrand of MMU Olympics, open to all students.
The Student Academic and Education Unit took the stage right after and gave a few announcements regarding the recent advancements in the PTPTN process. Before, several additional documents had to be attached to with the application forms, but now, all that is needed is the application forms and the university’s offer letter. After their time, the Clubs and Society Management Unit announced that the President Council Meeting would be held in the next 3 weeks. They also revealed that they used a “Pointer Indicator” (better known as CSPI points) to choose which club is in a better position to obtain the privileges to a room, in the event of a conflict. These points are gained through each club’s participation in STAD’s or SRC’s events, or through the submission of their monthly report.
It was also mentioned that there would be a Club Collaboration Event on 18th July till the 21st, which is to supposedly promote creativity and strengthen the bond between the clubs. The Student Welfare Unit brought updates from FMD on its completed projects, namely the pedestrian walkway and the MMU E-Moot Court. Their pending projects include the gate to Taman Dahlia and the 3D E-Bee Statue, which was said to be commenced on March 2016. The latter is pending approval.
The Student Welfare Unit gave out a detailed though, rather excessive review over the security personnel in MMU. They also mentioned that the campus will be increasing the number of CCTV’s, from 60 to 140. Right after was the Business Unit’s updates, regarding the empty slot where the Mac City used to be. It was supposed to be taken over by another food stall, but due to a last minute drawback, its use is still pending.
Once the general updates had come to an end, the floor was open to a Question and Answer session. A few of the notable questions were regarding the quota for members of certain clubs and betterment of the facilities in the campus. At the end of the session, the High Committees gave their view of what transpired. Some thought the event was a success while others deemed it rather unproductive. One of the students who attended thought that the session could be improved with a session with STAD.