GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya says he would leave it to the police to investigate a claim by a Facebook user that he had deceived the people by saying he had a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Cambridge.
He said he would produce proof he had pursued a course in the field at the university.
“I regard this as a political game. I don't feel like commenting much about this. Let's leave it to the police.
“The important thing is for me to discharge my duty well without any problem. It is important that we give preference to our duty, responsibility and country.
“InsyaAllah (God willing), I will produce the proof, but not report to him. I will prove it, no problem,” he told reporters when approached at the Chinese New Year open house with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng organised by the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce here Tuesday (Feb 5).
Political activist Muhsin Abdul Latheef on Monday lodged a police report over a Facebook user’s claim in a Feb 3 post that the University of Cambridge did not offer a distance-learning programme in business administration that Marzuki claims to have pursued.
Marzuki, who is the Penang chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, brushed aside the claim.
Asked whether he would take legal action, he said: “If this matter prolongs, we will find the best solution.” – Bernama