KUALA LUMPUR – A medical student at a local private university alleged that she is barred from sitting for her examination as she has yet to be vaccinated for Covid-19.
Nik Farah Ellisha Mohd Razif, 22, said that she had informed the university earlier that she did not wish to get the vaccine.
However, the student said that the university insisted that she gets her vaccine.
“However, after being forced by the university, I finally agree to get the vaccine of my chosen brand and I informed the university about my decision in April,” she said.
Nevertheless, Nik Farah said that she could not get her appointment date for the vaccine as of the examination date on 8 June.
“As of the examination date on 8 and 9 June, I could not get an appointment date for the vaccination and the university barred me from sitting for the important examination and asked me to leave the hall,” she added.
Although she had appealed to sit for the examination separately, according to Farah, her request was rejected.
Therefore, she lodged a police report at the Brickfields Police Headquarters (IPD) today.
The Chief Activist from the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM), Datuk Nadzim Johan was with her today. Elaborating further, Nadzim urged the police to investigate the incident thoroughly.
“This is a medical student and she understands the pros and cons of the vaccine. Thus, when she rejected the vaccine, she understood her risks,” he said.
Nadzim said, the university should not force its students, but it should educate them and explain it to them amicably.
“Why do they make it difficult for the student? She has a future and she can contribute to the country in the future,” he added. –MalaysiaGazette