The student was not aware of the food arrangement prepared by his university’s management while the cafeteria was closed.
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University is a phase in one’s life where one not only carves the path to a career, but also a place that teaches one the basic skills of living independently.
Recently an emotional TikTok video of a student by the username @bayinuckal expressing his disappointment towards his university has gone viral.
In the video, it was claimed that the university had asked students to return to campus after the Hari Raya break however the cafeteria remained closed.
The student said he “starved for 24 hours” not because he had no money but because the cafeteria was not open for the students to purchase any food.
Despite that, he said he still received some food from a senior who helped him to buy the meal and did not take money in return.
#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
The video received mixed reactions from netizens. Some said that the student could have gone out to town to buy food rather than complain about his university on social media.
Alah aku dulu zaman university kantin peniaga semua dah balik raya.. university masih lagi ada kelas boleh je ke bandar beli makan.. cuma kena tunggu shuttle bas sekolah. Xde pun nak melalak kat socmed bagai. Tgk username tiktok “bayinuckal” pun da tau mengada-ngada— Daniel (@danielhyuuga) May 2, 2023
Bukan semua org suka keluar dr kawasan…dah namanya institution apa susah nak sediakan tempat makanan, bukan free pun…yg suruh grab lah keluar lah tu…nampak sangat xpernah ambik tau pasal Kawan2 yg introvert atau yg xde privilege mcm korg..— Kay @Amethyst (@Kanth_Raj) May 1, 2023
Nonetheless, there are some who stood by student’s side.
Yg toxic bagai ni bukan tau macam mana budak tu punya situasi. Ye lah generasi korang la TERPALING KUAT TERPALING SURVIVE TERPALIN SUSAH ! amik semua amik kami ni generasi lemahkan tak macam korang 🙂CAMSIAL— Akitido Tido (@AkitidoT) May 1, 2023
Tak nak komen pasal surviving skill apa tu semua, cuma nak cakap to be able to order food through foodpanda etc tu semua adalah privileges, tak semua mampu.— GlazersOut 🇵🇸 (@Jon__Do) May 1, 2023
While the university was not mentioned by name, it is believed to be in Johor.
University johor semua within distance dgn bandar. Ada university siap ada bandar dalam— Daniel (@danielhyuuga) May 2, 2023
After the video spread like a wildfire, the student released an apology video on his TikTok account today for the complaints that he raised about his university.
In the apology video, he stated that he was not aware that the management of his university had made food and drinks arrangement for students with financial difficulties and those who were not able to get food for themselves.
pihak University sangat perhatin, maka mereka telah menyediakan banyak bantuan kepada para pelajar yang memerlukan. saya meminta maaf kerana misunderstanding♬ original sound – Bayinuckal
Jumping to conclusions is never the answer to one’s problems. It will be wiser to gather the information needed before making a decision or judgment.