Copyright protects the creators of virtually every kind of work (written, printed, electronic) from having their creations exploited by others. Copying of a copyright work (including storing or reproducing it electronically) is in principle, a copyright infringement, but there are exceptions which allow copying.
University Copyright Policy
The University considers breach of copyright to be a serious offence and may take disciplinary action where this occurs. While in Malaysia, the Law of Malaysia, Copyright Act 1987(PDF) applies.
What is permitted in relation to copyright works?
As long as it is considered to be "fair dealing", copying is permitted in relation to copyright works for the purposes of research for a non-commercial purpose, or for the purpose of private study, which is not directly or indirectly commercial.