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Plagiarism is like swine flu

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Plagiarism is too common nowadays when more free resources are available in internet.

Most ridiculous case I had experienced in my life is my Malay ex-classmate copied the name of report’s original owner in his lab report. Anyway, he flunk out of his second year final exam.

UPM duo in plagiarism scandal

Llew-Ann Phang

PETALING JAYA (Sept 13, 2009) : Two Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) lecturers are facing career-damaging action for plagiarism.

Prof Datuk Dr Radin Umar Radin Sohadi

Six years ago, the two academicians – a professor and one who recently received her PhD – produced a reference book titled “Writing an Effective Resume” meant for management students on writing impactful resumes that would attract potential employers.

However, about a year ago, suspicions arose within academia that the book may have plagiarised materials of several American university websites, including Harvard and Albion College.

Investigations conducted by the university discovered that a “substantial” amount of the 64-page book was lifted almost word-for-word, albeit given a local touch.

It, among others, defines a resume and its purpose, making the resume appealing, networking, organising the employment portfolio and preparing curriculum vitae.

Higher Education Ministry […]