A video shared by a university student who goes by the TikTok handle (bayinuckal) has gone viral, as he expresses his deep disappointment with the campus management for the closure of eateries, leaving him and his fellow students to endure 24 hours of hunger.
The emotional plea has sparked a widespread debate on social media, with various opinions surfacing.
#NSTTV A university student's emotional video, in which he expressed disappointment with the campus management for closing the eateries and leaving him and other students to starve for 24 hours, has gone viral on social media. pic.twitter.com/sHsNVqG1e9— New Straits Times (@NST_Online) May 1, 2023
One Twitter user, offering advice to the younger students, suggested that if they have the means, they should prepare some dry food supplies to anticipate any situation where the campus cafes or nearby shops might be closed. They emphasized the importance of being prepared for unforeseen circumstances.
Adik-adik pelajar, kalau memang ada duit sediakanlah bekalan makanan kering sedikit sebanyak untuk menghadapi sebarang kemungkinan kafe tak buka, kedai jauh dsb.Kalau kelaparan sebab tak berduit tu mungkin lain cerita tapi bila tiada persediaan kendiri ni susah juga nak kata. https://t.co/95buwJQIqV— Mohammad Faeez Harith (@H_Bakkaniy) May 1, 2023
Makanan sekarang mahal cik. Tak semua ada duit nak sedia makanan kendiri. Risau duit yg diberi cukup2 sahaja nk bayar apa yg penting. Dulu roti kering dgn milo tkde la smpai rm10 total. Sekarang dua tu je atleast rm20. Thats a huge money untuk student.— (Taylors Version) (@ayvvvv_) May 2, 2023
However, it was acknowledged that if a student is experiencing hunger due to financial constraints, the situation might be different. As the majority of students rely solely on the food provided on campus, going to town to purchase meals may not be a viable option for various reasons.
Dalam kes ni kedai makan tutup tak sampai 3 hari pun.Dia pun dok bising sehari ja buloq sebab tadak makanan.— Mohammad Faeez Harith (@H_Bakkaniy) May 1, 2023
Megi,makanan dalam tin, roti semua boleh tahan untuk sampai seminggu aih.Kot mana kena siapkan diri dululah.Dah ada ikhtiar seniri baru buleh nak marah kat orang len.
Nevertheless, even then, some found it difficult to understand why the student hadn't made his own provisions, especially considering that the eateries were closed for just one day.
The conflicting opinions highlighted the different perspectives on the issue.
However, in a recent update, the student released an apology video after it was revealed that there was a misunderstanding regarding the situation.
pihak University sangat perhatin, maka mereka telah menyediakan banyak bantuan kepada para pelajar yang memerlukan. saya meminta maaf kerana misunderstandingoriginal sound - Bayinuckal
It came to light that despite the closure of eateries, the university management had actually made arrangements to provide food and drinks to the students, especially those who were facing financial difficulties.
The student expressed regret for not being aware of this support and apologized for any misinformation or misunderstandings caused by his previous emotional video.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of verifying information before drawing conclusions and the significance of open communication between students and the university administration.