Child porn offender Nur Fitri deserves a second chance, says UKM


  • Nation
  • Friday, 23 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who was jailed in the United Kingdom for possessing more than 30,000 child pornography videos and images, deserves a second chance in furthering his studies, says Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Nur Fitri, who had served a reduced sentence from 18 months to nine, is now pursuing his PhD in UKM.

The 27-year-old was initially enrolled as a bachelor’s degree student in 2016.

“He was chosen to further his studies due to his extraordinary capabilities and his academic achievement, ” said UKM in a press statement issued Friday (Aug 23).

According to UKM, many views were taken prior to his acceptance to the university.

“UKM is clear about his conviction as well as past sentence, which he served previously.

“Throughout his studies here, he has been very committed in his studies and hasn’t displayed any suspicious behaviour. The university also has never received any complaints against him throughout his time in UKM.”

Nur Fitri, while studying at Imperial College London under a Mara scholarship, was sentenced to five years jail in UK in May 2015.

The university was responding to a social media posting which warned Malaysians that Nur Fitri was studying at UKM.

There was some backlash to the posting from Malaysians.

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