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PUBLISHED: Jan 26, 2016 1:17pm

Club-like scene in local varsity attracts criticism

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AKMAL HAKIM By:
Akmal Hakim

Malaysian Crime Watch Facebook page shared a video of a club-like scene and alleged it had been recorded at a Universiti Teknologi Mara (UITM) campus in Malacca. — Pic taken from facebook.com/MalaysianCrimeWatchMyWatch

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26, 2016:

A video of a scene resembling the setting of a night club party taking place at a local university is currently making rounds on cyberspace.

The video posted by the Malaysian Crime Watch Facebook page, as well as several other social media websites with numerous other variations of the video, claimed that the scene supposedly occurred at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UITM), Malacca campus.

The 17-second clip showcased a large group of individuals who were allegedly students, jumping, dancing and chanting along to what sounded like electronic music accompanied by a dazzling light show.

According to social media users, the show was part of a three-day event orchestrated by the campus’s Faculty of Art and Design.

The video received tremendous attention from netizens who openly criticized the university as well as the event’s organizers for allowing such an event to take place in an institute of higher learning.

Facebook user Mohd Ridwan Omare said such a scene should not be endorsed by the faculty as well as the campus and action must be taken against the organizers of the event.

Another Facebook user, Arief Othman, demanded that organizers provided an explanation for what had happened during the event.

However, several other social media users stated that the video was misinterpreted and that the claims made against the faculty and organizers were slanderous.

On Twitter, UITM Melaka’s Student Representative Council (MPP) posted a screenshot of a statement which mentioned that parties with ulterior motives had made ridiculous accusations and claims on what had happened during the event.

In the statement, it explained that during the event a number of the faculty’s lecturers as well as 14 auxilliary police officers were present at the scene in order to ensure that the programme went on accordingly.

“What was sure was that there was no alcohol or drug influence, etc.

“We are currently in the process of publicizing images of the event on the previous day, so a clear picture (of the event) can be seen,” according to the screenshot posted by the MPP’s official Twitter account, @MPPUiTMLendu.

The video posted yesterday gained 16,000 views on Facebook as well as 986 re-tweets on Twitter.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/MalaysianCrimeWatchMyWatch/videos/vb.378607955609298/752582194878537/?type=2&theater

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