#BREAKING: JANET YIN WITHDRAWS FROM USU ELECTION
Janet Yin, who ran on a platform of improving multiculturalism on campus, has withdrawn from this year’s USU election.
Janet was previously unable to complete her relevant Board interviews for Honi Soit due to other commitments and being “too busy”. She has today revealed her intention to withdraw from the race.
Janet, an international student herself, ran on helping to make other international students “feel comfortable in the society” as well as trying to “offer a platform for international students.” Her only other policy was to promote greater equity in student internships, ensuring accessibility for international students.
Her platform, whilst seemingly generic, is an important one that will be continue to be carried by the other candidates running for greater inclusion of international students in campus life.
Janet was approached for comment, and confirmed that she would provide a statement at 8pm.
UPDATE: Election Withdrawal Statement
"First of all, I really appreciate this chance given by USU and the support from my friends. Thanks for always being together with me and supporting. Also, I feel so sorry for any inconvenience that I have caused to USU staff as well as the lovely candidates.
Personally, I really hate politics but I still forced myself to campaign for the board director since I think it might be a good platform for me to stand for international students.
During the last few days, I was trying to contact my friends to vote for me which has made me very guilty and depressed. Since I am just not that type of person who feels comfortable to bother my friends, especially with such a purpose. Then when I think about the meaning behind this election for me, no matter whether I can get on board or not, I will still keep doing everything that I am currently working on for international students. And I do not want to pretend that my policies benefit domestic students as well, since in fact it is not. As an international student, I just want to get benefits/rights which we are supposed to have in this country. Therefore, I honestly think I am not the right person to take this position, more motivated and ambitious person should deserve it and can actually make a difference. I really wish whoever get on board can actually do something for international students!"