Disgraceful for UKM to make public spectacle of Nur Fitri

The student, reportedly a Math Genius, was said to have been accepted by the University into a PhD program after having been convicted in the UK before being sentenced by the UK courts to five years’ imprisonment over offences relating to child pornography. Source (pic): TTF Files

First and foremost, for the University to have made Nur Fitri’s acceptance into a PhD program public by highlighting his previous offence is a form of ‘prosecution’ and ‘persecution’ that is grossly unjust given that the lad has served sentence for his crime.

Secondly, for the University to then give a ‘progress report’ in public further exacerbates the damage it is causing the lad who is probably better off sitting at home instead of pursuing PhD in a setting that is now full of bias.

If the University’s intent was to highlight the fact that ex-convicts need to be given a second chance by society and not be judged, it should have done so by not exposing Nur Fitri’s details.

The expose has caused more harm than good to both the student and the reputation of the university which now is duty bound to end discussions on his admission by defending the right of ex-convicts to lead a normal life.


PETALING JAYA: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia should quit making a public spectacle of Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin.

The student, reportedly a Math Genius, was said to have been accepted by the University into a PhD program after having been convicted in the UK before being sentenced by the UK courts to five years’ imprisonment over offences relating to child pornography.

First and foremost, for the University to have made Nur Fitri’s acceptance into a PhD program public by highlighting his previous offence is a form of ‘prosecution’ and ‘persecution’ that is grossly unjust given that the lad has served sentence for his crime.


Secondly, for the University to then give a ‘progress report’ in public further exacerbates the damage it is causing the lad who is probably better off sitting at home instead of pursuing PhD in a setting that is now full of bias.

If the University’s intent was to highlight the fact that ex-convicts need to be given a second chance by society and not be judged, it should have done so by not exposing Nur Fitri’s details.

The expose has caused more harm than good to both the student and the reputation of the university which now is duty bound to end discussions on his admission by defending the right of ex-convicts to lead a normal life.

The whole episode is a big disgrace to the Vice Chancelor and administrators of University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

THE THIRD FORCE

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