UTM culprit should face same consequences as Vivian Lee

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The severity of the UTM case is far more than what Vivian foolishly did, says Wishful Accountant.

Why has the UTM person responsible for denigrating Hindus and Sikhs  not yet been arrested under the same charge as Vivian Lee.

After all if Vivian Lee was arrested under the charge of insulting and deliberately causing hurt to religious sensitivities, then the UTM case should also come under the same charge, right? The severity of the UTM case is far more than what Vivian foolishly did.

If an academic can’t research honestly and get the right answer or conclude correctly, how would one expect a young adult like Vivian Lee to behave appropriately?

If the proposed apology by UTM is considered a sufficient remedy, then why was Vivian’s apology not accepted, in all fairness?

In Vivian’s case, many police reports were made; so too in the UTM case where many reports were also made.

For those who are now urging that UTM be given a chance to explain, where were they when Vivian was arrested and sent to prison for six months for what was such a trivial matter. The UTM case is NOT a trivial one.

For the record, I don’t support any penal action in both these cases; this piece just seeks to highlight the different speed of action.

In the UTM case, I hope that bodies representing the Hindu and Sikh faiths will commence defamation action against the academic concerned and UTM. This is the correct way to ensure that half-baked academics will not defame the faiths of others.

Maybe the attorney general could also reconsider Vivian’s case as well.

Wishful Accountant, who practises his trade, is a keen customer services and rights champion who spends his own time and resources chasing banks, utility providers, highway concessionaires and local councils on various public interest issues. Occasionally, he feels compelled to comment on political and social issues.

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Thurai Singam Chandra Sehkaran
19 Jun 2016 10.08pm

I SUPPORT ALIRAN, BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED TO HINDUS IN INDIA IS NOT MALAYSIA MUSLIM PROBLEM, THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT INDIA WHICH IS NOT EVEN NEIGHBORING COUNTRY TO MALAYSIA & MAKKAH (SINCE THEY RESTRAINED OTHER HUMAN TALK ABOUT HUDUD), SOME MORE DISCRIMINATION BY AN ACCREDITED PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN JOHORE…. SURELY CANT TOLERATE THESE NONSENSE…. HINDRAF, MAKKAL SAKTI, MIC, PBB, INDIANS OF PSM, INDIANS OF PKR, INDIANS OF DAP & STUPID NON MUSLIM SUPPORTERS OF PAS – WHAT YOU ALL DOING, WHEN SOMEONE HUMILIATING HINDUSM IN UNIVERSITY LECTURE….

Kumaresan Solaimalai
18 Jun 2016 9.25pm

Dumbtards!

Yok Foo Looi Looi
18 Jun 2016 8.44pm

Another Selection Act epic

Wan Zawawi Ibrahim
18 Jun 2016 6.24pm

this should not be happening at our universities; UTM ‘s credibility as an academic institution should be under scrutiny., amat memalukan; university is not a place to espouse ethnocentric views of any religion

Patricia Anne Martinez
18 Jun 2016 5.18pm

superb perspective!