I never said he must resign, says Mamu Parpu

PETALING JAYA: The self-styled social media marketeer who lodged a police report against Datuk Marzuki Yahya about his degree said he had wanted to bring the issue to the attention of the Prime Minister.

Muhsin Abdul Latheef, 34, said he wanted Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to reconsider Marzuki’s role as the Deputy Foreign Minister because he represented Malaysia in foreign countries.

Muhsin, whose social media handle is “Mamu Parpu”, said he also wanted Marzuki’s post as Penang Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chief to be reviewed.

“But I am not asking Marzuki to resign from his posts,” said Muhsin.

“I have been advised by my lawyers not to pass you (the media) the police report that I made.”

Muhsin said he did not know of the dubious Cambridge degree earlier, despite it being reported when Marzuki was sworn in as a deputy minister last year.

“Some of my friends in Penang who know Marzuki said he had never left the country before and that only recently they came across his ‘Cambridge degree’.”

“They asked me to highlight how he had such a degree when he had never left the country,” said Muhsin, who said he does not belong to any political party.

On Wednesday, Marzuki said that his degree was actually from Cambridge International University in the United States and not from the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom.

Asked why he did not lodge reports against previous Barisan Nasional leaders with alleged dubious qualifications, Muhsin said that his concern was just on leaders from Penang.

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