Indian NGOs want Malay Govt. to save Indian Studies Dept at University of Malaya

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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Aug 18(ANI): A group of India-based Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have expressed their wish for the Malaysian Government to intervene in the controversy surrounding the Indian Studies Department (ISD) at the University of Malaya, to solve the issues immediately.

According to reports, a meeting was also organised by the Tamil Foundation in Kuala Lumpur to talk about means to save the department.

Spokesperson for the group, S. Arumugam said that their goal is to ensure that the department remained intact, and not be absorbed into another newly formed department, The Star online reports.

The ISD has been tangled in a leadership crisis of late, and in a recent scandal misconduct was found in the marking of PhD thesis papers where several undeserving students were awarded with first class honours degrees.

Earlier, a heated argument was also reported among the teaching staff, citing appointment of a non-Indian head of the department. (ANI)

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