The National Professors Council (MPN) has taken over the investigation into the allegation that a Universiti Malaya (UM) lecturer made racist remarks against her students.
"The case has been forwarded to MPN," a spokesperson for UM told Malaysiakini when contacted today.
The investigation is still going on, he said, and there has been no update on the case so far.
A viral Facebook posting in February, titled "Voice of an Indian student", alleged that a UM lecturer had barred the writer and a friend from sitting next to each other, claiming that Indians were prone to "copy and plagiarise assignments".
After telling the two students to sit apart from each other, she is also alleged to have said she would not let them get into the same group, even for assignments, as she "knew how Indians are".
Deputy Education Minister P Kamalanathan had then said that UM has formed a five-member panel to investigate these allegations of racism.
Following the investigation, Kamalanathan said, the university would issue a statement on its decision.- Mkini