As an expat academic here in Malaysia, I have seen a fair amount of what Mr. Murry relates here, and he is not to be taken lightly. With this kind of leadership, the country will most definitely take a wrong turn on many fronts of development. Malaysians who love their nation and their children’s future, need to deal with this consequently. There is no room for a ‘Boleh’ attitude any longer.
There are more bogus Scientists in Malaysia and Putrajaya is okay with that
Rampant academic dishonesty is alive and well in Malaysia
With the level of academic dishonesty in general society, it’s not surprising that there is a lack of academic integrity within Malaysian institutions of higher education.
The study went on to state that 95.7% of students had partaken in some form of plagiarism.
- The falsifying of student appraisal surveys to eliminate criticism of teaching,
- The ‘cut and paste’ of curriculum from other universities when developing new courses,
- Some foreign students who fail just to purchase a locally produced fake degree before returning home. Some even go to the convocation and take photos with their friends on graduation day,
- There are still faculty members with dubious degrees and qualifications within Malaysian universities today. As of today, there are still no laws against this practice, and unfortunately some international universities are cashing in on the Malaysian Ministry of Education’s quest to improve qualifications among public university lecturers. Many Malaysian lecturers are sent to overseas universities which guarantee a pass to gain their PhD.
Fraudulent academic practices and dishonesty is almost an acceptable behaviour in Malaysia today, as the national and institutional leaders have done very little to highlight the seriousness of these offences.