Ex-lecturer seeks Najib’s help over exam marks incident
By Tan Yi Liang
PETALING JAYA: A former Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) lecturer has taken her
fight against her former employer to the highest level by sending an e-mail to Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.
“I was being victimised at USIM because I refused to manipulate marks in order to pass
undergraduates who failed my courses,” Yasmin Norhazleena Bahari Md Noor said in her
letter to Najib.
Yasmin, who was a lecturer in USIM’s Law faculty, said in her letter she had written to the
Ministry of Higher Education to complain “but had received only silence for eight
“I reported to the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in June 2008 about my
victimisation. The continuous victimisation at USIM and MOHE’s silence to my complaint
forced me to resign in November 2008. The MOHE only replied to my complaint in
February 2009 (after eight months), in USIM’s favour,” Yasmin, who is seeking a meeting
with Najib, said.
“I have been jobless for the past eight months, against my will. I have been victimised by
USIM and the MOHE. Therefore, I seek Datuk Seri’s assistance so that I could be
reinstated as I was victimised because I refused to manipulate marks.”
Contacted by theSun, Yasmin said she had sent the e-mail through a feedback option on
the prime minister’s website after calling his office earlier. “I called this morning and was
told by an officer who handles complaints to write in to the prime minister’s office
(website) and I left my feedback there,” she said.