EXPERTS believe that although mathematics scholar Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who was jailed in the United Kingdom for possessing child pornography, deserves a second chance, it should not be unconditional.
They believe that Nur Fitri, who is a PhD student in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), must be subjected to monitoring and undergo psychological treatment to ensure that he is suited to return to society.
Malaysian Council for Child Welfare (MKKM) president Datuk Dr Raj Abdul Karim said if Nur Fitri wanted to be accepted by society, he must seek treatment to ensure that he did not repeat the offence.
“He committed a heinous crime and had been convicted. This is a serious crime against children and he should accept responsibility for what he had done. He is adult enough to know that what he did was wrong and deserves to be punished.
“The question here is, has he been subjected to any psychoanalysis for his past behaviour?
“Once you’ve committed such an offence, you may have a psychological or silent problem that could manifest later and cause physical harm to children,” she told the New Straits Times.
Dr Raj said it was high time that the government drew up a sex offenders’ registry containing details of convicted sex offenders, including their names, photographs and addresses, which could be made public.
She reminded the university to monitor his activity from time to time.
“Parents who send their children to the university need to be extra careful.
“This is a deep psychological and behavioural problem that none of us should take lightly.
“We must have a proper safeguard so that children won’t be affected by it.
You don’t want a Malaysian version of Richard Huckle to appear,” she said, referring to one of Britain’s most notorious paedophiles, who was convicted of 71 counts of sexual assault against children while working as a teacher and photographer in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Reported math genius Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin who was convicted of child pornography in the UK is confirmed to be a post-graduate student in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
The country’s second-oldest university said it will give “chances” to those who apply for a place in its higher learning institution and fulfil its academic criteria, in response to public questions and unease over Nur Fitri’s acceptance.
“Regarding the student, Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, he is now a UKM student that is pursuing his studies at the PhD level,” it said in a statement.
“He was selected to further his studies here due to his extraordinary capabilities and his excellence in his studies,” it added.
UKM said it had previously accepted Nur Fitri as a student when he was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree and that it is aware of his criminal record.
“After the selection to accept him, various views were taken into account and evaluated. UKM is also clear about and understands the prior conviction and sentencing imposed on him before this,” it said.
“Throughout his studies here, he is very committed towards his studies and has not shown any suspicious behaviour.
“UKM has also never received any complaints against him throughout his studies in UKM,” the university added.
“UKM believes that education can help to transform individuals by giving them a chance to improve themselves to achieve their highest success in life,” it concluded.
The full statement was published in local daily Sinar Harian’s website.
Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who served time in prison in the UK, had initially joined UKM to pursue his Master’s degree, but was promoted to a PhD course at the university’s school of mathematical science.
Math genius jailed for child porn now a UKM student
PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian student who was jailed in the UK for possession of child pornography has returned to limelight, after it was revealed that he has enrolled for a postgraduate course at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who served time in prison in the UK, had initially joined UKM to pursue his Master’s degree, but was promoted to a PhD course at the university’s school of mathematical science.
“He was doing his Master’s for two semesters but was upgraded to a PhD course as he was an excellent and qualified candidate to join the PhD course,” a source in UKM told FMT.
Several social media users are unhappy with the development, and even posted remarks telling the public to “be careful”.
Nur Fitri was sentenced to five years jail in 2015 after he pleaded guilty in a London court for keeping over 30,000 images and videos of child pornography.
British police had then said that the files he kept were the “most extreme material” they had come across.
Nur Fitri is considered a math genius, and won a Mara scholarship to study at London’s Imperial College in 2012.
He represented Malaysia in the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2011. However, he lost his study loan following his conviction.
He was extradited to Malaysia after serving a reduced jail sentence from 18 months to nine.
WHERE IS HE?
Remember The MARA Scholar Jailed In The UK For Possessing Child Pornography? He Is Back
As per TRP, Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin is back in Malaysia beneath a cloak of secrecy.
In a report published on 2 December, The Rakyat Post reported that the 24-year-old has been released by UK authorities and has returned to Malaysia “albeit beneath a cloak of secrecy”.
However, it is not clear whether he returned to his hometown in Perak or moved to another location in the country, the report said.
- Those in the know remain tight-lipped and declined comment when posed questions surrounding the former Mara scholar, as it has attracted unwarranted attention.”It would seem the young man has been released and deported home by UK authorities. His academic future is as good as gone, but there are other issues which need to be addressed,” a source told The Rakyat Post.
Nur Fitri obtains green light to be extradited home – MARA
Paedophile issue: Nur Fitri obtains green light to be extradited home – MARA Read more at: http://english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/paedophile-issue-nur-fitri-obtains-green-light-be-extradited-home-mara-63008?cp …
Jun 19, 2015
Child porn student gets green light for extradition
The Malaysian student jailed in London for possessing child pornography, Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, has been given the green light to be extradited to Malaysia, Mara chairperson Annuar Musa today confirmed today.
Nevertheless, Annuar said, there were several processes that first needed to be undertaken first before the extradition is made possible.
“His (Nur Fitri’s) parents have pleaded with us to help in the extradition process. The process needs certain input from the Malaysian High Commission first,” he said.
“As it is related to our foreign mission, I have asked the deputy foreign minister (Hamzah Zainudin) to look into this case, so that the extradition process can be done,” Annuar told reporters at the Mara headquarters today.
If you think that the outrage over Mara’s earlier ‘endorsement’ of Nur Fitri is overdone, read this:
Malay Mail Online
This crime is beyond the pale
May 8 — There is something repugnant and repulsive about crimes against children. Child pornography. Paedophilia. Child sexual abuse. For many of us, with or without children of our own, the idea of somebody’s daughter or son’s vulnerability and innocence being taken advantage of and used as a form of sexual gratification makes our skin crawl.
Yet, there are many who feel that the deluge of public outrage and anger towards Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin to be disproportionate to the offence that was committed. “Itu gambar aja. Kalau nak ikut gambar, ramai yang dah masuk jail!” Somehow that because these are pictures and photos, there is no actual harm or abuse done. …
Perhaps, those who protest and are of the opinion that Nur Nordin is being treated unfairly do not comprehend or appreciate the gravity of what he has been convicted of. That it is more than just photos and videos.
In the lowest and most extreme kind of smut, infants and babies are raped. Their mouths and barely formed vaginas and anuses are penetrated with penises or objects like pencils and sticks. Acts that are recorded, photographed, uploaded and shared. These are classified as Category A felonies (Indecent Images of Children) under the UK Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guideline on Sexual Offences.
Those in Category B usually involve nudity with children placed in sexually explicit or suggestive poses and acts. There could be bondage and even torture. Finally, Category C tend to be predatory in nature. Photos of kids in playgrounds, schools and even cribs.
These categories cover the offence of possessing, distributing and producing such images.
Nur Nordin was found to have more than 30,000 indecent images and videos of children being abused.Child porn. In his possession were images and videos from all three Categories listed above.
Detective Constable Sara Keane, of the Metropolitan Police’s Serious Crime Unit, was quoted as saying, “Nordin was involved in the making and sharing of some of the most extreme images that have ever been seen by officers that work in this field.” Involved in the making and sharing. It is important that we let that sink in, for a moment.
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Malay Mail Online
Father of Nurin Jazlin urges cops to watch kiddie porn convict like a hawk
Nizar: I was misquoted. They have an agenda.
Free Malaysia Today
Nizar: Comments weren’t specifically about paedophile
MARA Council member was speaking in his personal capacity and he had been misquoted by portal with ‘own agenda’.
KUALA LUMPUR: MARA Council member Nizar Hussin Akhtar Hussin, roundly lampooned in the media recently for statements attributed to him in the wake of the conviction of child pornographer Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, today hit back at the media for twisting his statements.
In his written statement, Nizar claimed that he had been misquoted by an unnamed news portal and that the comments which he had made were said in his personal capacity and not on behalf of MARA. He expressed regret that they have been portrayed as comments from MARA itself.
Nizar then went on to set out his own version of the interview, which we reproduce in full below, as translated by FMT:
Blogger: EXCERPTS are reproduced here:
Q: What is MARA’s position on the Nur Fitri issue?
A: I am not authorised to comment for MARA on any issue. Only the President and the Director-General are permitted to do so.
Q: What is your personal opinion on the Nur Fitri issue?
A: My personal opinion is that everyone will make mistakes. I do not want to talk about the Nur Fitri issue specifically but only in general. If a person makes a mistake while he is still young like playing truant in school, being absent from class, stealing etc, and if he later expresses remorse, then it is our responsibility to help that person so that his future is not wasted.
Q: In Nur Fitri’s case, what is your view?
A: I believe he deserves a second chance for his own future. Everyone makes mistakes.
Q: So, are you saying that he can still be given a second chance?
A: I am not specifically referring to Nur Fitri, but generally, human beings make errors in life. When they realise and show remorse, we must help them. MARA is an entity which contributes to the development of human capital in Malaysia. Our purpose is to produce people who are successful. We want to see our charges progress and succeed so it is wise that we give them all that they require. We have GiatMara, IKM, KPTM and other IPMAs which have helped in diverse sectors even for those who were less fortunate during their time in secondary school.
Mara council member Nazir Hussin Akhtar Hussin, “Students who play truant are given a second chance, so why is it different with Nur Fitri?”
Wednesday May 6, 2015 MYT 9:10:31 PM
IGP: Police to monitor child porn student upon his return
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police will keep an eye on Nur Fitri Azmeer Noordin, the Malaysian student convicted and jailed for child pornography charges in Britain when he returns home after serving his sentence.
“He committed the offence there so he will need to serve his time there and eventually he will come back. He will be on our radar as we take this offence seriously, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
“Paedophilia is not that evident yet in Malaysia, but we are always vigilant and we will take action if there are any signs,” he told a press conference at the Central Seberang Prai police district headquarters here.
He also said there was no law that required for a sexual offenders registry accessible to the public, but said it could be a possibility in the future.
Free Malaysia Today
Mara upholds decision to terminate Nur Fitri’s loan
He was also requested to pay back all the money extended to him
KUALA LUMPUR: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) today upheld its decision to terminate its study loan given to Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who was convicted for being in possession of images and videos on child pornography by a London court on April 30.
MARA Corporate Communications Division director Rohayah Mohd Zain said Nur Fitri was also requested to pay back all the money extended to him.
Last Saturday, MARA in a statement said that the decision was made after the Southwark Crown Court in London handed down a five year jail sentence to Nur Fitri after he pleaded guilty to 17 offences, including possession of indecent images and videos of children, with intent to distribute the materials.
“MARA had suspended the loan since he was charged last November,” Rohayah said in a statement here today.
What or who gave Mara the idea that it was a 9 month sentence, and that he would be home in a few months?
Malay Mail Online
UK police confirm five-year sentence for Malaysian jailed for child porn
Mara Chairman, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, who is also Ketereh MP, defends Mara’s stand.
Wednesday May 6, 2015 MYT 5:06:23 PM
Mara chairman: Convicted child porn student needs rehabilitation, not condemnation
PETALING JAYA: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) is not backing down from its decision to allow a Malaysian scholar convicted for possessing extreme child pornographic material in England to continue his studies locally, saying that he needs rehabilitation instead of condemnation.
Despite heavy backlash from Malaysians, Mara chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa said Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin should be allowed to undergo rehabilitation and be given the chance to complete his studies here.
Annuar, who is also Ketereh MP, said that Nur Fitri was already serving his sentence and could face deportation before he completed his studies. “Does this mean we have to keep punishing him? There are a lot more serious offenders such as drug addicts who failed to be rehabilitated due to our harsh attitude towards them,” he said.
However, he was quick to add that Mara had yet to decide on Nur Fitri’s fate after he had served his jail sentence.
Think of it this way. Nur Fitri had over 30,000 images of children in the most severe situations to even shock police. And some 601 videos.
This puts the whole issue succinctly.
Outrage in Malaysia over “second chance” for scholar convicted of distributing child porn http://cna.asia/1RbwPEK
— Malaysiakini 1:00PM May 6, 2015
Dr M: Convicted whizkid not following Quran
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has blamed selective and distorted interpretation of the Quran for the moral issues faced by Muslims today. Muslims tend to pick and choose the verses in the holy book, Mahathir said, without thinking about the context of the scripture, which distorted its meaning and twisted the true teaching of Islam. … “Now, we have a mathematician who downloads 30,000 child pornography videos because we don’t follow the Quran any more,” he said during the Perdana Discourse Series on Islam and Islamisation at Putrajaya this morning. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/297399?hootPostID=33cd7654d7e63bc90bdda56db596db58 — 12:41PM May 6, 2015
Khairy: Don’t waste funds on porn collector
Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has urged Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) not to waste public funds on convicted child porn collector Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin after the institution said it would offer him a second chance to study locally. “Hopefully Mara will not waste public funds. #NoSecondChance,” Khairy, who is Youth and Sports Minister, said in a Twitter posting today. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/297390 — CARE2 PETITIONS
Demand Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to stop giving a paedophile a second chance
- author: Hanie Razaif-Bohlender
- target: Chairman, The Council Members, Chief Director, The Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Malaysia
- signatures: 1,252
we’ve got 1,252 signatures, help us get to 2,000 by May 31, 2015
Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, a former scholar of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) and a former student from Imperial College, London was arrested in November last year for possessing pornographic images and video of children.He had 30,000 videos and photos of smut in what British police called the “most extreme material they have ever come across”. Many belongs to category A (abuse involving penetrative sexual activity with children). British newspapers reported that police stormed the bedroom of Malaysian student Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin in Queensborough Terrace, London, last Nov 21, where they found the 23-year-old sitting next to a life-sized mannequin of a boy. Now MARA wants to give him a second chance by allowing him to continue his education in any Mara institution in Malaysia. They described him as “gifted students who can become national assets”. 1)Since when is a paedophile becomes a national asset? 2)Imagine if he had not been caught? 3)Imagine if he continues with his studies, graduated and mingle with YOUR children? 4)How do we know that he did not act on his fetish?
we signed: Demand Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to stop giving a paedophile a second chance
See the list by clicking onto this link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/556/797/477/demand-majlis-amanah-rakyat-mara-to-stop-giving-a-paedophile-a-second-chance/ —
Math whizkid? Surely you jest
Netizen starts online petition in the wake of ‘second chance’ for Nur Fitri
— Malaysians have taken to social media to roundly criticise Mara’s decision to offer Nur Fitri a place at any of its institutions of higher learning after he completes his five-year jail sentence in the UK.
MARA WILL ALLOW NUR FITRI AZMEER NOORDIN, CONVICTED OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IN THE UK, A SECOND CHANCE! After rescinding his loan, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) said today it will allow Nur Fitri Azmeer Noordin to continue his studies in Malaysia after he serves his sentence for possession of child pornography. …
Marina Mahathir: Paedophiles should be jailed, not given scholarships
Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir expressed her outrage over Mara’s decision to give a Malaysian student convicted of child porn a ‘second chance’ in several tweets shown in this screenshot from her Twitter page.
— Malay Mail
Women’s minister mum on plan to appeal student’s kiddie porn conviction
— The moves have been received angrily on social media, with users questioning the magnanimity given the gravity of purported “math whiz” Nur Fitri’s crime. Malay Mail Online
Second chance, not bailout for kiddie porn convict, netizens tell Putrajaya
KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — Putrajaya’s generosity towards a Malaysian convicted for child pornography in the UK has stirred anger among local Internet users who questioned the lengths government agencies were going to welcome him back to the country. The most recent trigger was the announcement by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) that it will allow the jailed Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin to continue his studies at any of its institutions, despite previously saying it “viewed seriously” offences committed by those under its scholarships. MARA claimed that it would extend the same “second chance” to any of those it sponsors. This also comes after Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal yesterday said his ministry is considering appealing Nur Fitri’s five-year sentence for possessing thousands of videos and photographs depicting various levels of sexual activity with minors. … “Why not just hire him as a maths teacher and provide him the perfect playground to act out his perverted rituals?” Facebook user Chandra Kirana Dewi Renganayar posted. … Lawyer Dheeraj Bhar posted: “Moral of the story: Be a perv abroad, get jailed in a foreign jurisdiction, serve your time there, then come to Malaysia. The govt will allow you to work in Malaysia as though you are no danger to anyone or specifically to kids just coz you are an ‘asset to the country!’”
Dear MARA, what sort of ‘exemplary student’ has the inclinatn n time 2 download 30k extremely dirty images?
If the paedophile was caught in Msia, the Penal Code has harsher penalties 4 him. IF he gets convicted.
What they DON’T do is give them second chances and scholarships.
Also in Australia, they keep the public informed re paedophiles, sex offenders n child killers http://www.mako.org.au/temp_e.html
In the UK, this is what they do with paedophiles http://ukpaedos-exposed.com
If I’m a convicted serial killer, but I have a MARA scholarship and I’m really good at accountancy, can I work in the Finance Ministry?
You hugged a kpop artiste on stage? We will shame you to oblivion! Paedophile? Here’s an offer letter to a MARA institution!
So many other deserving kids and you want to sponsor this vile creature? MARA, you’re a joke. Shame on you
— Malay Mail Online Mara to allow kiddie porn convict to resume studies in Malaysia
— Malaysian in UK makes the new. BAD news. Nur Nordin was also involved in the production and distribution of the images and videos. … Star
Monday May 4, 2015 MYT 7:49:42 PM
Ministry considers appealing for convicted ex-Mara student in London
ROMPIN: The Ministry of Rural and Regional Development will consider whether to appeal to the Southwark Crown court in London to reduce the sentence imposed on former Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) loan student Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, 23. Its minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said this when commenting on the London court’s decision to sentence Nur Fitri to five years in prison on 13 offences of possessing more than 30,000 pornographic images and videos of children. “We can appeal (to reduce the length of the sentence), the problem is we are subjected to the prevailing laws of the country. We have to respect the laws that other countries practise,” he told reporters after attending the Mara programme with Rompin entrepreneurs in Kuala Rompin on Monday. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/05/04/Ex-Mara-Convicted-Appeal/ — Malay Mail Today Let child porn convict complete studies locally, says Malay group
Yet MARA still believe in SECOND CHANCE
Sunday May 3, 2015 MYT 7:53:33 AM
Mara: Nur Fitri can be deported within a month
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian student in London, who was sentenced to jail for possessing 30,000 child pornographic materials, can be deported in the next three to four weeks, says Majlis Amanah Rakyat. Mara, which gave a loan for maths student Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, 23, disputed British media reports that he was jailed for five years, claiming that it was just a nine-month sentence. The sentence was backdated to November when he was first arrested, meaning Nur Fitri only had to spend another four months in jail, Mara said in a statement yesterday. “Based on Visa and Immigration laws in the United Kingdom, a person who has served two-thirds of his prison sentence can be deported back to his country. This means he can be sent home in the next three to four weeks,” Mara said. Mara said it had suspended the study loan soon after Nur Fitri was arrested on charges of possession of indecent images and videos of children, with intent to distribute them. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/05/03/Mara-Nur-Fitri-can-be-deported-within-a-month/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
— Mara added that Nur Fitri could be deported in the next three to four weeks, claiming that the sentence passed on the 23-year-old was only nine-months. It said the prison sentence had been backdated to November 2014 when Nur Fitri was first arrested. Star
Saturday May 2, 2015 MYT 9:16:52 PM
Study loan of Malaysian student in UK child porn case suspended
KUALA LUMPUR: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has suspended the study loan of an Imperial College London student from Malaysia who was sentenced to jail for possession of over 30,000 extreme child pornographic materials. “MARA views seriously any offence committed by students under its sponsorship, to ensure that the country’s vision of producing successful role models with integrity is secured,” it said in a statement on Saturday. … Nur Fitri was reportedly sentenced to five years’ jail after pleading guilty to 13 offences, including possession of indecent images and videos of children, with intent to distribute the material. Mara added that Nur Fitri could be deported in the next three to four weeks, claiming that the sentence passed on the 23-year-old was only nine-months. It said the prison sentence had been backdated to November 2014 when Nur Fitri was first arrested. “Based on Visa and Immigration laws in the United Kingdom, a person who has carried out 2/3 of his prison sentence can be deported back to his country of origin. This means he can be sent home in the next three to four weeks from the date of conviction,” it said. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/05/02/Malaysian-student-study-loan-suspended/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter —
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Friday May 1, 2015 MYT 9:11:50 PM
Malaysian student in London jailed 5 years for extreme child pornography
PETALING JAYA: A 23-year old Malaysian student has been sentenced to five years in jail by a British court for possessing over 30,000 images and videos of child pornography. Nor Nordin, who arrived in the United Kingdom in 2014 after winning a scholarship to study at Imperial College, was jailed Thursday for five years at Southwark Crown Court for a total of 13 offences. The offences, as reported in the British media, included the possession of indecent images and videos of minors, and “intent to distribute the material”. It was also reported that he faces the possibility of immediate deportation upon his release from jail. The British press reported that Nordin was caught in a raid on his Queensborough Terrace, London house on November 20 last year which netted 600 “Category A” videos and photos. “Category A” is used by law enforcement in the United Kingdom to define the most extreme form of child sexual abuse involving penetrative sex with a child. Nur Nordin was reportedly found logged on to his laptop next to a life-sized mannequin of a young boy during the police raid. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/05/01/malaysian-pedophile-jailed-london/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter ——————————————————————————————————– ——————–