Sender: The Minority
Yes, very much do we ‘agree’ that it is arbitrary, mendacious, and atrocious to force students to spend an average of RM1.20 to buy a tag holder. Amidst so many problems afflicting us, let’s focus instead on criticising a policy of compulsory checks on ID.
In their writing concerning the rationale of the policy, honestly we find no reason to rebut their points one by one as the subject matter of this whole point is that…. Making people wear name tags amounts to hardship. We feel that people are diverting their attention to the ‘ugly’ side of the policy. People seem to be missing the bigger picture as to why this policy was to be implemented in the first place, that is to improve security. Of course the university may not be able to find a one-solution-fits-all-problem but at least we can appreciate the fact that they ARE putting an effort for the students’ safety. And before you can say it, no, you cannot use the resource fee fiasco to respond as we are writing solely for the ID tag policy alone.
In the final paragraph of the article, the authors equate the whole situation as ‘attempting to drive students through dire hardships’. We have no words to say about that, due to the fact that something as minor as this can be blown out of proportion. And to those who continue to criticise the policy because ‘they don’t want to spend money on the tag holder’, can we assume that a majority of those people own top-class hand-phones? If these people chose to criticise it, we can only say this: You need to sort out your priorities. There are bigger and more important things to worry about than the university making you pay a few Ringgit to buy a tag holder for the sole purpose of identifying who are the students and who are not. If you still consider something like this to be of ‘hardship’, then you’re going to enjoy working life.
Maybe times have changed. We, as the millennials are taking so many things for granted. Did we mention that we’re also a generation who loves to rant and make a big fuss over everything? And who is to blame for that? You? Us? The university? We wish we know the answer to that too, and if the authors feel the need to respond, just know that we have no more intention of writing another response.
One final point, the management does nothing, students complain. Management actually does something, still complain. Walao.