KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — The International Medical University (IMU) announced today an investigation against a medical student for saying on Facebook that women should have sex with men who give them a lift home.
IMU said it put in place in 2012/ 2013 a social media policy that all students were required to adhere to.
“Today, the IMU management team convened an urgent meeting to review the matter. The comments made were highly insensitive.
“The IMU disciplinary board will commence immediate investigations which will result in a hearing,” IMU said in a statement.
The private university’s announcement came after over 28,000 people signed an online petition started by an Evan Han Sen that urged IMU not to allow the student named Kiren Raj to graduate and become a doctor.
“There is a significant risk for abuse. We reject the notion of allowing him to obtain a degree that gives him ground to see a patient or prescribe medication,” said the petition.
Kiren had commented on a news article on Facebook about last Saturday’s death of actress and singer Emily Kong in a car crash, saying the incident showed that women should not leave a pub without a man.
“Man and woman work together… We offer you a safe drive home and you give us makeout or sex.. I mean girls like sex too right…” he had posted.
According to screenshots on social media, the young man also allegedly boasted about having sex with many ethnic Chinese women because Chinese men had a “small” penis and “no stamina”, leading Gerakan Youth to file a police complaint.