PETALING JAYA, June 10 — Convicted Malaysian paedophile Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin will not have a place in any higher learning institution endorsed by Mara.
Its chairman, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, said: “I don’t understand why people keep asking about Nur Fitri ... harping about him.
“He was convicted (in the United Kingdom last year) and his (Mara) scholarship was terminated. That’s it.
“There nothing more to comment on.”
Annuar, the Ketereh MP, had stated after the Mara scholar’s conviction that he would be given a “second chance” to study at any Mara institution of higher learning here upon the completion of his sentence.
This caused an uproar with over 8,000 individuals signing an online petition to “Demand Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) to stop giving a paedophile a second chance”.
Nur Fitri, 23, a third-year mathematics student from Imperial College London, was convicted for possessing 30,000 videos and photographs of child porn, 601 of them belonging to Category A (abuse involving penetrative sexual activity with children).
Police raided his home in London and found him sitting beside a life-sized mannequin of a young boy. He pleaded guilty to 17 offences and was sentenced to a five-year jail term.
It was reported he was deported to Malaysia late last year.
Nur Fitri hogged the spotlight again following the conviction of Richard Huckle, 30, who was handed 22 life sentences by a London court on Monday for sexually abusing 23 children and babies — 22 Malaysians and one Cambodian — since 2005.