Thursday, June 16, 2016

There must be zero tolerance and compromise on the UTM‘s lecturer’s derogatory remarks against Hinduism and Sikhism




Press Statement by M Kula Segaran, MP for Ipoh Barat and DAP National Vice Chairman in Ipoh on 17th June, 2016

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There must be zero tolerance and compromise on the UTM‘s lecturer’s derogatory remarks against Hinduism and Sikhism

Although the Vice Chancellor of UTM (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), Prof Dr Wahid Omar took the right and necessary step to express the university’s utmost regret and deep remorse for the lack of sensitivity on the part of their lecturers teaching the Titas (Tamadun Islam Tamadun Asia – Asian and Islamic Civilisation) subject, it must be stressed that this will not be sufficient for the act committed by the lecturer.



If the lecturer has made a factual error, then he is simply not qualified to teach and his employment with the university should be terminated.
If he has ill intent and has purposely deviated from the course‘s stated objective of promoting national harmony, then all the more reason that his service should be terminated.

There must be zero tolerance on such unprofessional insensitive, provocative and insulting act happening at a university where students are to acquire knowledge, skills and learn about truths.

Hence, there must be zero compromise on such an act and whoever was involved must face the sack by the university.

The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib has previously called on Malaysians to unite against extremism.

The Education Ministry should therefore come out with a statement denouncing such act to show to Malaysians that the government views seriously such an act that has hurt the feelings of the Hindu and Sikh community.

Unless tough action is taken against the lecturer involved, I will pursue the issue in the coming parliamentary meeting.

There have been police reports lodged against the act and I hope the Police will also investigate if the act is a bigger issue tha!t Malaysians should worry, that is, the presence of religious extremists in our universities.


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