Competent, accountable and transparent TARUC facing political castration by MoF — Pamela Yong

DECEMBER 9 — The Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) issue has now become the interest of national debate with many versions and much spin surrounding the funding or rather the renouncement of funding for this institution which had been established way back on February 24, 1969 as a non-profit, private university college in Malaysia. One must be familiar with history to comprehend that TARUC was founded on the purest intention by the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) on the sole basis to provide accessible and affordable tertiary education to those average lower income Chinese families who fell outside of the quota system to get into the local public universities but could not afford to send their children overseas.

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