Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing Accused Of Racism; Former Student & Staffer Expose Toxic Culture Within The University

With the recent spotlight placed on Lim Kok Wing University for a billboard that’s been deemed as racist (in which they’ve subsequently taken down), one former student & employee of the University has taken to Twitter to share some harrowing experiences she’s had to go through as a person of African descent in Lim Kok Wing University.

Her thread starts off innocently enough, with her urging her followers to sign a petition calling for the takedown of the controversial billboard. She then shares her personal experiences with the university, and reading it will just break your heart.

Malaz first experience with racial discrimination at the uni came when she and her Namibian friend signed up to be a part of the choir for a school fashion show. According to Malaz, they were told they didn’t make the cut, which is fair enough. One of her Bruneian friends who did make the cut however, realised at the first rehearsal that they still needed volunteers.

When she brought up the fact that Malaz and her friend had volunteered and asked why they weren’t selected, the choir conductor replied by saying “they’re a bit too roasted.” This is just one of her many racist experiences with the school.

Other instances include having to reshoot an ad thats supposed to celebrate the diversity of the University because Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing wanted more caucasians in the photo.

She then sheds some light on how Lim Kok Wing University is funded by a number of African nations and that they have all failed due to terrible leadership.

Believe it or not, the story gets worse from here. Malaz goes on to tweet that there is are wage disparitiesΒ  between white employees and those of African descent.

The discrimination doesn’t stop there. Apparently, black students are also barred from taking part in exhibitions, and when one black staff member stood up for the blatant racism thats going on, she was fired.

While Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing explains that he didn’t want them there for specific reasons, he didn’t explain those reasons. The staff member in question saw Malaz tweet and confirmed as much with a tweet of her own:

If all this is true, Malaz exposΓ© as to how deeply ingrained racism is in the Lim Kok Wing University culture is just shocking. Even staff members seem to be racist under the guise of what Lim Kok Wing wants:

Malaz tweets on the issue has given other people of colour who have been the victims in Lim Kok Wing University the courage to speak up about their experiences with discrimination as well.

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Some people have reached out to Malaz warning her to be careful of the supposedly nasty things that Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing might do to take her down.

https://twitter.com/malazdotcom/status/1270758646633422854

In the Twitter thread, Malaz also exposes an unhealthy work culture at Lim Kok Wing where staff work until midnight without overtime pay and have to deal with 3am WhatsApp messages.

The whole situation is a lot to unpack, and given how it seems like the culture at the University has been notoriously racist for the longest time now, Malaz has pleaded with Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing and the senior management of the university to take the following action:

It’s worth noting that as of this point, these are all just accusations. But with so many people coming forward to complain about the same thing, it’s hard to deny Malaz and the issue of racism in Malaysia the attention and spotlight it deserves.

You can read the entire thread HERE. Let us know what you guys make of this in comments!

 

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