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Thousands condemn Undip lecturer

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Semarang   /   Thu, June 13 2019   /  12:50 am

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 change.org 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 because he has sexually harassed his stude...