SHAH ALAM, July 26 (Bernama) - Police are tracking several individuals
including a ''Tan Sri'' and politician believed to have bought fake degrees issued
by a company in Subang Jaya.
Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Hamzah said they are part of 525 fake
graduates who earned ''degrees'' without attending lecture, sitting for
examination and submitting papers.
"We don''t rule out possibility that several individuals with status in
society had bought such degrees but can''t comment further until they have been
"Police will also summon other graduates to record their statement to
facilitate investigation into the case," he told a press conference here today.
The fake degrees were issued in the name of five foreign universities. Three
of the universities did not exist.
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The five universities were University of Rockhampton (non-existent), Harvey
International University (non-existent), Cannington Brook University
(non-existent), Glastonbury University and Charles Molnar University.
On Monday, Berita Harian exposed the sale of degrees namely Bachelor of
Science for RM6,500, Master''s for RM8,500 and Phd for RM10,500.
The Malay daily reported that the educational institution in Subang Jaya
claimed cooperation with three foreign universities as partners.
Tun Hisan said police arrested two suspects, a 37-year-old man who was the
company director and his 36-year-old wife who worked as an agent in the company.
The male suspect was a shareholder of the company while his wife was a
lecturer at the educational institute in Subang Jaya.
"The man was arrested at a premise in Cheras while his wife was arrested at
their office in Subang Jaya yesterday," he said.
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Customers were sought via agents and the company''s portal and must pay the
amount which included payment for the convocation ceremony held at famous hotels
in the Klang Valley.
Tun Hisan said that the company which began operation since 2003 had raked
in about RM5 million.
"I urge employers, family members and those possessing fake degrees from
these universities to make police reports because using fake degrees is fraud."
Both suspects have been remanded until Saturday. The case is investigated
under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
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