Investigation Ongoing On Japanese Exchange Student Molest Claim In UM - The Coverage

Investigation Ongoing On Japanese Exchange Student Molest Claim In UM

On the recently viral news and complaints of a Japanese male exchange student who was allegedly molested on campus ground by another international student while at University of Malaya (UM) are being investigated.

The UM’s International and Corporate Relations Office (ICR) confirmed that the complaint had gone through the due process.

“As the investigation has not been completed, it would be inappropriate for us to comment.”

In a statement posted online, the student claimed that the perpetrator kissed him and tried to force him to touch his private parts but stopped and ran away when he threatened to call the police.

When the victim reported the incident to UM’s security, International Student Center (ISC) and the police. But he claimed ISC did not take his complaint seriously and had instead asked him to withdraw his police report so that the university could carry out a smoother investigation.

The third-year law student who has returned to Japan further claimed that another two international students were also molested by the same perpetrator, one from Taiwan and another one from China. He also accused UM of doing little to protect its foreign students.

However, the university assured the public that the matter was being taken seriously and that all complaints would be processed thoroughly.

It’s about time they do something for our international students since many things do happen in the world, so we must take care of our local and international students! 

(Source: The Star)





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