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Permatang Pauh: Of Bogus Degrees and Lying Politicians!

Posted by ella-mae on August 22, 2008

Arif drops out of PhD study
Kuek Ser Kuang Keng & Wong Teck Chi | Aug 22, 08 10:51am

Barisan Nasional Permatang Pauh candidate Arif Shah Omar Shah has stopped pursuing his PhD degree after questions were raised over his academic credentials. Up to April 21st, Arif Shah was still supposed to be doing  his PhD. Exactly when did he decide opt out? After reading the blogs???

The PhD is not recognised, so I have quit. I am finding a paper that is recognised,” he told Malaysiakini when met at the sidelines of his election campaign on Tuesday. If someone was going to spend money getting a PhD, wouldn’t they first check on the university’s credentials??

He was asked to respond to questions raised on the Internet, asking how he could pursue a doctorate degree when he possessed only a diploma and no other intermediating qualification. What was his explanation for this la, MalaysiaKini?

An English daily had carried a profile of Arif Shah’s educational background, reporting that he was a diploma holder in civil engineering and currently pursuing a PhD at the ‘Edison University of Technology (out-campus programme).

The report sparked debate among bloggers who could not verify his academic credentials as they could not find his university name on the Internet. Read Zorro-Unmasked.

The 52-year-old Seberang Jaya state assemblyperson clarified the university should be ‘Edision University of Technology’, a university registered in the British Virgin Islands offerring distance learning courses. Dey, we all know it’s a bogus uni la!!!

Registered in British Virgin Islands

After checking the Internet and a local industry expert, Malaysiakini found the university has been accused of being a bogus diploma mill.

The local expert, who asked for anonymity, pointed out that the address of the university’s international distance learning centre is shared by hundreds of other companies.

It is believed the address belongs to a company secretary.

“It is a rare practice for a university to list its company secretary’s address, what more it is registered in the British Virgin Islands,” said the expert.

According to the expert, the islands, which are located in Carribean to the east of Puerto Rico, are known as a centre for the registration for more than half a million offshore companies.

Apart from that, the only accreditation given to the university came from the World Association of Universities and Colleges (WAUC), according to the university’s website.

WAUC is a global accreditation association founded to establish and promote global standards in higher education among colleges and universities worldwide.

However, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has listed WAUC as a ‘fraudulent or unrecognised accreditor’, claiming it could be working hand in hand with institutions offering fraudulent or substandard degrees.

An American students’ newspaper, the Daily Iowan also reported that WAUC had been sued by University of California in 1999 for breach of contract and fraud. The University of California claims to have been duped into becoming a WAUC member.

Woh… this is bringing back memories of Preston University which some UMNO buggers especially of the rempit kind claimed as being one of the oldest universities in the United States. The shifty Tamil-speaking-bogus-Melayu prince of the Mat Rempit posse in 2005 said he did his MBA after completion of SPM and some business experience  at Preston six years before the university was set up!!!!!

UMNO THEME SONG??? Sing along la — lyrics oso got 😉

Bersatu Kita Bersatu
Dengan Setia Berganding Bahu
Tipu Terus Menipu
Kita Tipu Melayu
Bersama Kita Bersama
Menjunjung Hasrat Semua
Berjasa Pada Kroni
Anak Isteri Dan ‘Bini’
Lambang Kita Yang Gagah
Dipandang Keji Dan Haprak
Bersatu Bersetia Khianat
Cogan Katanya
UMNO Terus Lara
Rompak Rakyat Malaysia


27 Responses to “Permatang Pauh: Of Bogus Degrees and Lying Politicians!”

  1. matt said

    lies,lies and more lies dulu,kini dan selamanya umno.

  2. kplee said

    These government politicians are not only corrupted, arrogant but big fat liars. Arif just look like a big fat bum. Trying to get a PHD. To me he is just trying to show off. Check his other qualifications too. They may be dubious. One can all the degrees or qualifications in the world. A crook is a crook irrespective.

  3. Margeemar said

    This guy is obviously lying when he says that he did not know his university is a bogus one. If he can lie about this, can you believe him when he says that he has no interests in his corrupt brother’s business?…More

  4. Badrol said

    I am finding a paper that is recognized.

    Why Edison? Go to the New Straits Times Group la. They can offer you lots of paper that is recognized by the government…New Straits Times, Berita Harian, etc. etc. Or just pick one from the nearest newsstand. He … he!

  5. Silver Surfer said

    And this joker, no, crook, no, imbecile, wants to represent the people of Permatang Paugh in Parliament?

    What is UMNO?

  6. Sentinel said

    Liars should not be elected to Parliament nor even represent any one.

    UMNO must really be scrapping at the bottom of the barrel?

  7. umar said

    Orang UMNO suka mengigau ke? Dahlah Pak BeLAH mengigau pasal pilih org kampung,ni ngigau pasal universiti “hantu”. Sah org UMNO kuat mengigau.

  8. Amused Taxpayer said

    LOL!! I bet that rolly-polly Arif must be cursing left, right and centre for being found out…

    Btw, he claimed to be the “Appointee” in his brother’s company….but according to some experts in ROC matters, there’s no such position as an “Appointee”……so, what exactly is that? Unless he meant as a “Mascot”?

  9. mesoso said

    mesoso graduated from kindergarten..mesoso got proof ah. got photo wearing graduation gown and mortar board some more ah..and holding my scroll ah..mesoso should have stood as candidate also..

  10. ella-mae said

    mesoso, are u watching the current season (season 5) of project runway? u remind me of suede 😀

  11. barbie said

    Mesoso, your kindergarten graduated also got scroll? So nice!! Me need to wait till 22 to get a scroll and wear mortal board haha!

    UMNO upped the ante, bringing Sabah politicians to deny possible crossover in future by them. TV# busy showing the story. Well, Musa Aman, Raymond Tan and Joseph Pairin Kitingan don’t really fit to represent other Sabah politicians.

  12. jerry said

    Malaysian politicians,especially Sabah ones,hardly have any paper qualifications;if any that are in their possession are probably fake;there are only a handful of degree holders and we can even count them here;how pathetic;fake politicians & fake degrees,no wonder our nation in such a pathetic state!

  13. mesoso said

    ella-mae..mesoso, project runway? no lah..mesoso only run away towards barbie.. barbie dahdah…mesoso’s scroll also got your photo next to mine..scroll says we both magna cum cum laude…hehe

  14. ella-mae said

    only magna cum laude ah… not cum laude ah ;;)

  15. mesoso said

    err…mesoso better not say anymore..nanti kena censored..hehehhe

  16. ella-mae said

    cum laude is higher than magna cum laude la… that’s what ella-mae meant to say 😉

  17. mesoso said

    abothen..cum cum laude leh? lagi high kan?

  18. mamak nyanyok said

    here you are

    let watch the video clip

  19. jaredsdad said

    Satu lagi projek Barisan Nasional. LOL! Don’t these guys ever learn? Just pathetic…

  20. bennyloh said


  21. mauryaII said

    Not just a FAKE. More of a UMNO MORON trying to deceive the Chinese voters with his (expertise?)spoken Chinese. He can fool the BN Sleepy head, Najis, Kerismudin and the oxymoron Kera Jantan but CAN HE FOOL THE CHINESE?

    This rolly polly fraud should be thrown into the Straits of Malacca where he and his kind belong.

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  23. umno the beruk said

    abang kaki kelentong adik kai pembohong,
    umur blum tua rambut sudah putih,

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  26. messi said

    great post

  27. RaiulBaztepo said

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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