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It’s a shocking news. A former Law lecturer at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) – once a college upgraded to university status recently said she was forced to resign for not passing students. Via Star:

Allegations of marks-fixing at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) are yet to be laid to rest.

Despite her resignation from Usim last year, former law lecturer Yasmin Norhazleena Bahari Md Noor is determined to make her case heard.

In her police report, Yasmin alleges that 65 students’ marks had been adjusted to enable them to pass the Syariah law paper they previously failed.

Citing harassment such as verbal abuse by her former employer and inaction by the Higher Education Ministry, Yasmin added that she was not seeking revenge but justification.

“I made a complaint with the Higher Educa­tion Ministry in July 2008 but received a reply only eight months later.

“Due to the continued victimisation I faced at Usim for not passing students, I sent in my resignation letter in November 2008.

“The ministry says they could not find any basis for my claims, but when I queried about the details and chronology of their investigation, I received no reply.”

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Moha­med Khaled Nordin said Yasmin was free to lodge a police report as it was within her rights.

He added that he had earlier this year instructed the Usim Senate to investigate her allegations, and the results of the investigation did not favour the complainant.

“I’m satisfied that the university has already conducted investigations. The decision of the Senate has to be respected and if she’s still dissatisfied, it’s beyond me,” he said after delivering a Hari Raya greeting from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at Universiti Putra Malaysia in Serdang.

A spokesperson from Usim said the university had no knowledge of the report and declined to comment at press time.