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Jakarta Post

More than 125,000 want harsher punishment for Undip lecturer in sex abuse case

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Semarang, Central Java   /   Tue, June 11, 2019   /  01:35 pm
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Students and faculty members of Diponegoro University (Undip) worked together to establish the Voice of Humanities Students Alliance to monitor a sexual harassment case against one of the school's lecturers.(Wikimedia Commons/wowo_s)

More than 125,000 online petitioners have expressed their disappointment with official recommendations to allow an alleged sex offender at Diponegoro University (Undip) in Semarang, Central Java, to maintain his position at the school as a lecturer. An online petition on describes the recommendations issued by an ad hoc team as “too lenient”. It is calling on the university to establish an independent team in hope that it could administer a “fair” punishment. An ad hoc team established by Undip’s School of Humanities recently gave two recommendations to Kodir (not his real name), a lecturer who had admitted to molesting female students. The team recommended that he limit his interaction with female students and advised him to undergo a psychological examination. “The dean must take firm action. This lecturer must be terminated be...