SEREMBAN: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun says he has no reason to doubt the academic credentials of Pakatan Harapan assemblymen in the state.
The state Pakatan chief said he is confident that the assemblymen, particularly those who sit in his administration, have genuine paper qualifications.
“I am a diploma holder and I never once claimed I had a degree.
“I know the Pakatan assemblymen in my state well, and I have no reason to think they will cheat,” he told reporters after attending the Negri Sembilan Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chinese New Year open house.
He was asked to comment on reports that some lawmakers allegedly hold fake academic credentials.
Some of those under the spotlight are Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and Tronoh assemblyman Paul Yong Choo Kiong.
Aminuddin said it is not fair to accuse an individual of having fake academic credentials without sufficient proof.
“People like to viral these things without first verifying the information.
“This, to me, is not fair,” he said.