Malaysian lecturer pleads guilty to bribery

MELBOURNE (June 25, 2013): A Malaysian former university lecturer has pleaded guilty to increasing the exam marks of students who should have failed at Western Australia's Curtin University.

Foong Tuck Cheong, 54, pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday to three charges of corruption and two counts of bribery following a Corruption and Crime Commission investigation into offences committed in 2012, the Australian Associated Press reported.

Foong increased the marks of two students who should have failed the applied science in construction management unit.

One student paid him A$3,000 (RM8,900)and the other, A$1,500 (RM4,480). For a third student, Foong increased the mark on one assignment and gave him a pass mark on another project even though the assignment had not been submitted.

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