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‘I KNOW HOW INDIANS ARE’ MALAY LECTURER APOLOGIZES FOR RACIST COMMENTS

The Universiti Malaya (UM) lecturer who purportedly made racist remarks against her students has apologised over the incident. In a statement to Malaysiakini, UM vice-chancellor Mohd Amin Jalaludin said that a meeting was held between the lecturer and the students. The vice-chancellor was also present during the meeting. A UM spokesperson confirmed that the meeting was held on March 30. The lecturer had, during the meeting, apologised over the incident both orally and in written form, said Amin. The students accepted the lecturer’s apology and expressed hope that the incident would not recur. “The lecturer also regretted the incident and stressed that she did not mean to raise any racial issue. She also promised to be more careful in the future,” said Amin. The UM vice-chancellor further stressed that the university would not tolerate any academic or management staff who are found to have not been respectful of other races. The university had suspended the lecturer from teaching the class in which she had mad

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