Hong Kong's oldest university is investigating allegations of sexual harassment after a postgraduate from its dental faculty spoke out against her tutor on social media.
On Sunday, a user named L from Malaysia posted a long article on Facebook about how she was harassed by a part-time tutor at Prince Philip Dental Hospital under the University of Hong Kong, when she was doing a postgraduate programme at the faculty from 2015 to 2018.
In response to an inquiry by the Post, an HKU spokeswoman said on Tuesday afternoon: "We are aware of the allegations and are dealing with it as a matter of priority in accordance with due procedure and established practice."
According to L's accounts, the tutor had made inappropriate physical contact with her. She claimed she was also verbally harassed. This went on repeatedly in the first two years of her studies there, and the gestures included touching her arm, shoulder and back, leering at her chest and placing a red packet on her arm with its edge poking her chest, L said in her post.