Lecturer's call for apology rejected

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 January, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 January, 1995, 12:00am

A CHINESE University lecturer yesterday demanded an open apology from a student he said had made public attacks on him.

But the student and her classmates running the Student Press, the student union paper which published the remarks, rejected the call, calling on the lecturer to apologise for harassing her.

The university said Vice-Chancellor Professor Charles Kao Kuen was looking into the student's complaint.

The row started in April when a student wrote anonymously to the paper making accusations against Dr Lee Moon-chuen of the Computer Science Department about the way he had handled the course evaluation.

The student accused Dr Lee of intimidating students who were asked to comment on his course. Dr Lee yesterday denied the allegation.

The paper published the responses of Dr Lee and the student in the May issue.

Dr Lee said yesterday he was unhappy that the paper had run another article by the student.

A special edition of the campus paper published yesterday printed several letters which Dr Lee had allegedly sent to the student's home.

Six thousand copies of the paper were snapped up and another 2,000 copies will be available today.

Dr Lee yesterday admitted he had written to a student whom he believed to be the writer, asking her to see him.

He told her to apologise or he might take legal action.