Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has sacked the lecturer who was at the centre of a controversy over its Islamic and Asian Civilisation Studies (TITAS) module last month, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh disclosed today.
Idris said his ministry did not issue a directive, but the public university decided to terminate the contract of the lecturer who had prepared the slides that had portrayed Hindus as “dirty” and misrepresented the history of Sikhism, sparking uproar from the two religious communities.
“They are autonomous at the moment. They hired the lecturer and they have the right to fire. I was told yesterday that he has been fired,” he told radio channel BFM in its Breakfast Grille programme.Read rest of news report here.