Seven NGOs presents memorandum on UMS security issues

Seven NGOs presents memorandum on UMS security issues

Kamran showing digital copy of the memorandum.

KOTA KINABALU: Seven non-government organisatons (NGO) today presented a memorandum on security issues at University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) following an alleged rape attempt in the university recently.

The memorandum, which outline three claims, was submitted to a representative to the chief minister department at the Sabah Administrative Complex, following the alleged attempt rape of a female UMS student inside the campus on July 15.

Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Semalaysia (Gamis) chairman, Kamran Muhamad Bahron said, among the demands made in the memorandum were to enhance security within the campus.

“Security, safety and well being of the university students is the most important issue that need to be address by UMS administration, including installing of CCTVs and tighter security of visitors into the campus,” he said.

Kamran said a date will also be made to have a meeting with UMS Vice-Chancellor to discuss the matter in more details.

He also added that a solidarity rally is expected to be held at the former Kota Kinabalu court compound as a sign of support for the victim on Aug 29.

This follows on the recent alleged incident where a female student from UMS claimed to had almost being rape by a security guard within the university campus around around midnight on July 15.

The case has been brought to the Session Court and mentioning of the case will be on Aug 29 after the 26-year-old accused pleaded not guilty of the incident.

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