CULTURE

In Malaysia

ADJUSTING TO NEW ENVIRONMENT

Adjusting to new environment is never easy. You may have to leave all that is familiar to you and start anew. Don’t worry. You are not alone. Remember, WHEN in DOUBT, just ask.


We at Universiti Utara Malaysia are always ready to help in ensuring you have a pleasant time in UUM. Let us be your HOME away from HOME.

General rules and regulations

    A student must abide by Malaysian law at all times.
    A student has committed a case of misconduct when:

       • He is found guilty of criminal charges by the court;
       • He is involved in any jobs, trades or the like, on part-time or full time basis, which are deemed illegal in the  

         Immigration Ordinance 1959, and the Immigration Rules and Regulations 1963 or other laws or that which could affect his studies.

     A student is to adhere to all rules and regulations that are enforced by the institution.
     A student must at all times respect the culture, norms and beliefs of the locals.

 

Weapons and Dangerous Materials

It is considered a serious offence if a studentis found to be in possession or in supervision of any dangerous weapons or explosive materials. ‘Weapon’ is as defined in the Weapons Act 1971.

 

Traffic Rules and Regulations

A student who owns or uses any type of vehicle must fulfill the requirements under the Road Transportation Act 1987 and all subsections under the Act, on campus and public roads.

Use of force

It is considered an offence if a student:

  • partakes in any kind of activities that involve force, extortion, molestation, harassment or any form of disturbance among themselves or towards others;
  • involves directly in any form of ragging or bullying, or abuse or the like inside or outside of campus;
  • uses force, aggression or threat to cause hurt to others;
  • engages in any physical aggression such as riots or fights, or commits an assault on any parties;
  • exhibits verbal and/or physical behavior of a racist or prejudiced nature towards any other member of the community inside or outside the campus.

 

Assembly

It is considered a serious offence if any groups of students or organizations of students plan, organize, attend or take part in any assembly or meeting at any given places without permission from the relevant authorities. A student is to abide by all the rules and regulations that are enforced in his institution.

 

Academic Integrity

A student is not allowed any form of falsification and plagiarism

i.e copying or allowing people to copy, plagiarize during exams, lab assignments, preparation of coursework or thesis and the like.

 

Accommodation

Students who reside in an on-campus residence are to abide by the rules of accommodation set by their respective institutions. Student who reside off-campus need to take on an even greater obligation of respecting the neighborhood standards and watching out for their neighbours.Students are advised not to cause trouble or emit noises in any way that are of disturbance to others.

 

Safety and Emergency

Be safety conscious, especially in the first few weeks as you get used to your new environment and culture. Take extra care of your safety in high risk areas, especially if you need to go out late at night. If you are encountered with a real emergency, the first point of contact would be the International Office or your contact at your Institution.


Call 999 - police, ambulance, fire stations and civil defense rescue units if you are in trouble. (Warning: Under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, the penalty for misuse of the communication network isa fine of RM50 000, or one year's jail, or both).For further assistance, you may call Centre for International Affairs and Cooperation’s general line at 4108/4104 during office hours.

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