KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27, 2016:

There were no illicit activities partaken by students in a viral video, said Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

Responding to a recent spread of a viral video involving the university’s campus in Malacca, UiTM acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Abdul Rahman Omar said that there were no students under the influence of drugs or alcohol as previously claimed on the social media.

“UiTM wishes to clarify that the allegation is untrue and was done with malice by irresponsible parties, and the context of the video recording was also distorted.

“The website’s administration had indiscriminately linked the enjoyment showcased by the students with immoral activities without showing concrete evidence on the existence of alcohol, drugs or any other prohibited materials,” he said in a statement last night.

He added that the programme was part of an annual student project from the campus’s Faculty of Art and Design aimed at demonstrating the students talents and creativity with full authorisation and supervision of the faculty as well as the university.

Yesterday a video of a scene resembling the setting of a night club party taking place during the student programme made the rounds on the Internet, raising questions and criticism on the university’s students, the faculty as well as its activities.

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