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Lecturer pleads guilty to bribery


MELBOURNE: A Malaysian former university lecturer has pleaded guilty to increasing the examination marks of students who should have failed at Western Australia's Curtin University.

Foong Tuck Cheong, 54, pleaded guilty in the Perth magistrate's court on Monday to three charges of corruption and two counts of bribery following a Corruption and Crime Commission investigation into offences committed last year, the Australian Associated Press reported.

Foong increased the marks of two students, who should have failed in the Unit for Applied Science in Construction Management.

One student paid him A$3,000 (RM8,900)and the other, A$1,500.

For a third student, Foong increased the mark on one assignment.

He also gave him a pass mark for another project even though that assignment had not been submitted.

Foong was released on bail for sentencing at a later date. Bernama

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