By Siti Solehah
GOMBAK, 21 October 2022: The Mahallah Representative Coordination Council IIUM (MRCC) responded to a concern involving female students’ lack of awareness in using the male mahallah as a shortcut to a cafeteria.
In response to the situation, MRCC issued a statement on their Twitter account on 19 October that they are aware of the situation.
The tweet further explained that they have discussed the issue and tried to avoid such a predicament from worsening and considered a few precautions to be taken:
- Install signage clearly indicates the pathways for both male mahallahs and female students to ensure their privacy.
- Remind students that certain facilities like sport facilities, musolla, and laundry are not permitted to be used by students of the opposite gender.
- Posit a curfew for sisters at male students’ mahallah cafes until 9pm and vice versa.
The issue, which was originally posted on Twitter on Tuesday (13 October) drew numerous responses from male students who agreed and expressed the same concern.
Some responded as saying that they felt as if their privacy were breached and voiced their disappointment with ignorant female students.
In addition to the MRCC’s tweet, Hayatul Hafiza, the Internal Security Division officer of the IIUM Student Union (IIUMSU) mentioned that a meeting had been held with MRCC members, which resulted in an agreed decision in ratifying the solutions.
The union presented the potential solutions to the administration yesterday (20 October) based on the statement made in her tweet. Hayatul ended her tweet by asking the students to stay attentive for further updates.***