"Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin."
Thursday, September 17, 2009
With all the commotion regarding two UPM lecturers being hauled up over plagiarism, I just have to say something. Why was it that every time something happened due to the ignorance of a few people, the society immediately lashed on the whole community. Sigh. I don’t know the real reason behind this ignorance for thinking that a website is a public domain and for not citing the sources, but please don’t generalize. Kerana nila setitik maka rosak susu sebelanga. The system won’t be able to improve itself if we continue to lay blames on each other. Yes, perhaps the university should’ve done something different. There are always rooms for improvements. But two heads are always better than one. So help us with your constructive comments instead of crushing us. We are all Malaysians. I believe there are many academics here in Malaysia who considers plagiarism as a very serious offense. And many will continuously preach to students about the importance of citations. Most of us continue to do what we do because we believe that we can help make a difference. Therefore, walk with us through this journey. Let’s protect the candle from melting and its fire from dying..TOGETHER.