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Malaysia haunted by ‘fake’ degrees


A looming issue: The expose on Marzuki (left) has led to netizens embarking on a series of checks on the academic credentials of other senior politicians in the ruling Pakatan coalition like Osman and Yong.

A looming issue: The expose on Marzuki (left) has led to netizens embarking on a series of checks on the academic credentials of other senior politicians in the ruling Pakatan coalition like Osman and Yong.

WHEN the scandal linked to the use of bogus and unaccredited degrees by politicians in the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition was brewing, the image of my one-time boss – a tycoon in Hong Kong – immediately flashed through my mind.

I became his staff after his corporation took over a company I was working at. The excitement of working for the prominent billionaire turned into disappointment when an international newspaper exposed that he did not hold a degree from a prestigious university in the United States as claimed.

   

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