Friday, 25 March 2016

University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Sells RM8,750 Anti-hysteria Kit

University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Sells RM8,750 Anti-hysteria Kit
Malay Mail Online:
A public university is selling an anti-hysteria kit comprising everyday items like chopsticks, salt, lime, vinegar, pepper spray, and formic acid for a whopping RM8,750 that it claims can ward off “evil spirits”.

Several local Malay dailies reported today Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) as saying that the kit, which took three years to produce, was created to address hysteria afflicting young students, typically a condition of exaggerated or uncontrollable emotions.[...]

This is not the first time UMP has snatched headlines for its apparent interest and research in supernatural elements.

In March, through its Committee for Advanced Studies in Witchcraft Law, the university formulated a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to combat the use of witchcraft.
It was an old news items but recently was widely shared on social media. I guess as students are applying for local public universities via UPU, students tend to research more about the universities and courses they offer.

Perhaps the marketing department of UMP can come out with a student recruitment campaign on this viral news:

"For those who are interested in the studies of evil spirits, witchcraft (Harry Potter fans included), look no further, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) is definitely your first choice!"