Here Are The List of Seven Pakatan Harapan Ministers Caught With Fake University Degrees - The Coverage

Here Are The List of Seven Pakatan Harapan Ministers Caught With Fake University Degrees

1. Marzuki Yahya: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs – PPBM

Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya, who previously said he had a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Cambridge pursued through a distance learning programme, is now saying his degree is from a US institution.

Checks by The Star showed that there is a “Cambridge International University” listed in the United States that has no affiliation with the prestigious UK university.

It only offers “distance learning” programmes, with degree courses costing as low as US$5,000 (about RM20,000), with fees payable via PayPal.

2. Osman Sapian: Menteri Besar of Johor – PPBM

Johor PPBM Menteri Besar Datuk Osmain Sapian Refused To Answer About His Fake Degree

Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian has refused to answer allegations that he did not actually hold an accounting degree from a local university.

The Johor Pakatan Harapan chairman only smiled to newsmen when asked to comment on the allegations which have gone viral on social media.

Johor Umno Youth urge Osman to show proof of his UPM degree

The Johor Umno Youth has urged Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian to show proof of his degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia amidst allegations that he had faked his qualification.

Its information chief Johan Azam Mohd Yasin said Osman needed to show the original certificate he received after studying at UPM

3. Zuraida Kamaruddin: Minister of Housing and Local Government – PKR

After the education credentials of Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya were questioned, Zuraida Kamaruddin has now come under scrutiny on social media.

The Housing and Local Government Minister’s science degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has been questioned by Twitter user Don Juan deRyezal.

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“Assalamualaikum YBM @zuraida_my. Kami gagal menemui carian nama YBM di National University of Singapore. Mungkin tercicir agaknya? (We were unable to find your name in the NUS. Could it have gone missing?)” he wrote.

The tweet included a Bernama infographic, which stated that she had obtained a social science degree from NUS, while the university’s online degree verification portal yielded no results in a search for the PKR vice president’s name.

Zuraida hit out today by saying: “I have never claimed or held myself to be a graduate of NUS and I have never authorised anyone else to do so. I am also not responsible for the wrongful entry in wikipedia which claims that I am NUS graduate.”

4. Lim Guan Eng: Minister of Finance – DAP 

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong says he would like to know how Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng became a qualified accountant one year before obtaining a degree.

The MCA president pointed out that it was stated on the DAP secretary-general’s personal website ( that he became a qualified professional accountant in 1983.

Dr Wee, however, pointed out that a search on Monash University’s website showed that Lim only obtained his Bachelor of Economics in 1984.

“I do not doubt Lim’s certification from Monash. But how did Lim become a professional accountant in 1983, a year before obtaining his degree?” Dr Wee asked in a Facebook post on Sunday (Feb 10).

Dr Wee, who is Ayer Hitam MP, also questioned if Lim’s “qualified professional accountant” was properly accredited.

“Was it by a local or foreign agency?

“Which country accepts an Economics graduate to become a ‘qualified professional accountant’?

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“For a minister who always stresses on the concept of Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT), please explain and don’t be quiet,” he added.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is considering legal action against individuals who continue to make defamatory statements regarding his education credentials, including media outlets who publish such stories.

His political secretary Tony Pua said this has been advised by the minister’s lawyers after MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong questioned Lim’s qualification in accounting and his credential as a qualified professional accountant.

“The minister’s lawyers have advised that he reserves the rights to file defamatory claims against any pro-Barisan Nasional (BN) newspapers who continue to print lies to diminish and question his position, stature and credibility.

“So if Lim wants to, he might file a suit. And obviously against whoever that makes the statement as well,” he told a press conference, here, today.

When pressed for further comments, Pua said: “I have actually been instructed not to take questions for this issue, because this matter may go to court and they don’t want me saying the wrong things.”

5. Mohamad Sabu @ Mat Sabu: Minister of Defence – AMANAH

I Don’t Have A Culinary Degree But I Can Cook – I Never Said I Had A Degree, My School Expelled Me

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has rubbished allegations that he has a fake degree or diploma, saying that he never graduated from a higher education institution in the first place.

“Some people say I have a degree in culinary arts. I never said that.

“Truth is, I never completed my studies at ITM (Mara Institute of Technology). They kicked me out.

“Maybe it’s because I am good at cooking, so people think it’s something I learnt in college,” Mohamad was quoted as saying by Free Malaysia Today.

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“Some people say I have a degree in culinary arts. I never said that,” he told FMT.

“Truth is, I never completed my studies at ITM (Mara Institute of Technology). They kicked me out,” he said, but quickly added that he was a “good cook”.

“Maybe it’s because I am good at cooking, so people think it’s something I learnt in college,” he said.

6. Paul Yong – Tronoh Assemblyman – DAP

Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming defended Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong who had allegedly obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from an American university.

According to Nga, the issue raised by the MCA president showed that he was desperate for political ideas as Yong, who is also DAP’s treasurer, had obtained the MBA legally by passing the examination, even though at that time the university was not officially recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

“Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong is bankrupt of ideas, that’s the reason he pointed out matters that were not true.

“He should apologise for issuing the defamatory statement claiming the executive councillor had a fake master’s degree.

“There are many famous universities around the world including in Taiwan and China which are qualified but have not received recognition from MQA,” he told Bernama.

7. Ahmad Faizal Azumu – Perak MB – PPBM

“Saya sendiri pernah dedahkan yang saya melanjutkan pelajaran ke luar negara tetapi tidak berjaya membawa pulang ijazah. Saya tidak pernah berbohong tentang sejarah.

“Ke mana saya pernah melanjutkan pelajaran dan tidak membawa pulang ijazah dimainkan di media sosial suatu ketika dahulu.

Source : Malaysia Today

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