Plagiarism of Academic Writing in Malaysian Universities: A legal analysis

Authors

  • Muhamad Ikhwan bin Mohd Zain Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Nur Ezan Rahmat Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Mohd Naqiuddin Zulkarnain Academic of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia.
  • Shipra Awasthi Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2709

Abstract

Plagiarism is not a recent issue as it has existed for a long time, especially within the academic world. The study aims to examine the applicable laws in Malaysia relating to plagiarism from the academic's perspective by referring to India as the benchmark jurisdiction. The findings have shown that there are no standard policies for all educational institutions in coping with plagiarism. Therefore, it is recommended that the Malaysian government needs to address the gap in current regulations by having uniform legislation for all institutions on that particular academic misconduct on plagiarism.

Keywords: Academic Plagiarism; Research Plagiarism Misconduct; Plagiarism Policy

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2709

Published

2021-03-28

How to Cite

Mohd Zain, M. I. bin, Rahmat, N. E., Zulkarnain, M. N., & Awasthi, S. (2021). Plagiarism of Academic Writing in Malaysian Universities: A legal analysis. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 197-202. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2709