Friday, August 12, 2011

Kudos to MUN & a question mark

MUN has made the right decision in revoking the registration of Qiang Tang, the Chinese student who was found guilty of stabbing another student because he was talking too loud in class. Tang was taking English as a second language classes at MUN when the assault happened. He’s been sentenced to a year of house arrest. I remember talking to people at Spencer Hall a few days after the incident happened and they were nervous. Clearly the guy is unstable and people shouldn’t have to worry about their safety while attending class on campus. Now, the immigration department should send him back home. He’s forfeited his right to study here.

Another student in the news. 21-year old Kurtis Coombs will be the NDP's candidate for the district of Mount Pearl North in the next provincial election. You may remember he was the 19-year who ran for Mayor in Paradise and almost won. Then, he tried to be nominated the as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Topsail by-election. He was rejected there, but now he has an NDP nomination. At least, unlike Quebec in the last federal election, people know who he is but one has to wonder whether he has any political commitment or simply an interest in getting a political job. He says the NDP is now the best fit with his political views. It will be interesting to hear his political views.


Wisewebwoman said...

It sounded to me like Tang needed serious help with that kind of unmanageable rage, yeah?
As to Coombs, I'm sick of the adults making a b--x of it, why not give the young fry a chance?

ViewPoint2010 said...

I agree with the notion of giving the young a chance. My only concern is that he's being pushed in all of this by his mother; if indeed that is the case, then I'm not sure we're much further ahead.