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Rules and Regulation

Prohibition Against Plagiarism - University of Malaya (Disciplines of Student) Rules 1999

Prohibition against plagiarism

  1. A student shall not plagiarize any idea, writing data or invention belonging to another person.

  2. For the purposes of this rule , plagiarism includes:

    1. the act of taking an idea, writing, data or invention of another person and claiming that the idea, writing, data or invention is the result of one's own findings or creation; or

    2. an attempt to make out or the act of making out, in such a way, that one is the original source or the creator of an idea, writing, data or invention which has actually been taken from some other source.

  3. Without prejudice to the generality of subrule (2), a student plagiarizes when he:

    1. publishes, with himself as the author, an abstract, article, scientific or academic paper, or book which is wholly or partly written by some other person;

    2. incorporates himself or allows himself to be incorporated as a co¬author of an abstract, article, scientific or academic paper, or book, when he has not at all made any written contribution to the abstract, article, scientific or academic paper, or book;

    3. forces another person to include his name in the list of co-researchers for a particular research project or in the list of co-authors for a publication when he has not made any contribution which may qualify him as a co-researcher or co-author;

    4. extracts academic data which are the results of research undertaken by some other person, such as laboratory findings or field work findings or data obtained through library research, whether published or unpublished and incorporate those data as part of his academic research without giving due acknowledgement to the actual source;

    5. uses research data obtained through collaborative work with some other person, whether or not that other person is a staff member or a student of the University, as part of another distinct personal academic research of his, or for a publication in his own name as sole author, without obtaining the consent of his co-researchers prior to embarking on his personal research or prior to publishing the data;

    6. transcribes the ideas or creations of others kept in whatever form, whether written, printed or available in electronic form, or in slide form, or in whatever form of teaching or research apparatus, or in any other form, and claims whether directly or indirectly that he is the creator of that idea or creation;

    7. translates the writing or creation of another person from one language to another whether or not wholly or partly, and subsequently presents the translation in whatever form or manner as his own writing or creation; or

    8. extracts ideas from another person's writing or creation and makes certain modifications without due reference to the original source and rearranges them in such a way that it appears as if he is the creator of those ideas.