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Jakarta Post

UII students upset at clearing of former student accused of sexual abuse

  • Rizki Fachriansyah


Jakarta   /   Wed, August 5 2020   /  01:00 am
Illustration of a depressed woman.(Shutterstock/Doidam 10)

Several students of Indonesian Islamic University (UII) in Yogyakarta have expressed disappointment over the news that former student Ibrahim Malik, who had been accused of sexual assault at home and abroad, has been found to have not breached any policies of the University of Melbourne in Australia where he is currently pursuing his master’s degree under a prestigious scholarship. Rizaldi Ageng Wicaksono, a member of the UII Bergerak student movement, said the University of Melbourne’s response added to the pain experienced by the women who claim to have been sexually harassed by Ibrahim, both in Melbourne and Yogyakarta. He said the Melbourne finding would lead to a lack of legal impetus to further investigate the alleged crimes in Indonesia. “This is partly because we lack a specific legal umbrella under which we, otherwise, might be able to resolve the case...