SEGi University Publicly Fires 2 Employees Following Alleged Misconduct, Netizens Deem The Act Vile

source: SEGi University

Last Friday (June 3), the Human Resource Department of SEGi University took to Facebook to publish two separate posts, showcasing the termination of a pair of male staff members.

Both of them are alleged to have compromised private intellectual property, among other forms of unethical misconduct.

The institution went on to explain that a police report had already been lodged against the two men and legal proceedings were expected to commence soon.

source: Facebook

The first post announced the termination of Dr. Mahadevan A/L Supramaniam, who had previously served as the director of SEGi University’s Research Innovation Management Committee.

In the post, the college stated that they will no longer be affiliated with the former employee; adding that his contract of employment was officially voided on 17 May 2022.

source: Facebook

The next one, posted within the same minute and similar in format and wording, declared a correlative fate for Dr. Balachandran Shanmugam, who was initially a supervisor for PhD students.

SEGi University also explained that he had performed unethical acts related to the supervision and viva voce examination of the PhD candidates assigned to him.

The two posts earned the attention of angered netizens quickly, many claiming that the university’s choice to publicly expose information regarding the termination notices was a form of unlawful defamation.

Messages loaded with disagreement and disgust directed towards SEGi now swamp the comments section beneath the posts and have even made it across other social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter.

This was due to the fact that the men were fired based on mere accusations, and had yet to be proven guilty in court.

Publicising court cases is nothing new, but it seems that most netizens believe that venting on social media is an undue and possibly even childish response to pending legal matters.

A number of users also noted that they were keen to witness the two men respond to the ‘public humiliation’ by suing SEGi University, adding that there were solid grounds for a defamation suit to be pursued against the college.

They also reported the post and encouraged others to do the same.

Others urged the university to republish the posts with the police reports attached, to furnish the matter with substantial context, as the masses had already begun making assumptions, mostly stating that they believed the case was related to “stealing or plagiarising”.

One user even claimed that the accusations “sounded like he acted inappropriately on a student”, further proving how the post could easily harm or unnecessarily compromise the reputations of the accused person(s), and blow the situation out of proportion.


What do you think? Should all unresolved legal matters be dealt with privately?