Sunday, October 30, 2005

Abdullah 'very sad' over UM's slide in rankings

Abdullah 'very sad' over UM's slide in rankings

Sharanjit Singh; Audrey Dermawan
New Straits Times
10-30-2005
Abdullah 'very sad' over UM's slide in rankings
Byline: Sharanjit Singh; Audrey Dermawan
Edition: New Sunday Times

KEPALA BATAS, Sat. - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said

today he was "very sad" to hear that Universiti Malaya was now ranked in
the bottom half of the top 200 universities in the world.

Abdullah, a former UM graduate who obtained his Bachelor of Arts in

Islamic Studies in 1964, had in June congratulated UM for being ranked 89

last year.

Today, he expressed sadness and shock that UM had slipped to 169th

place this year.

"I am very sad to hear the news. It (UM) must look into this and find