Five BN Selangor Candidates Alleged To Have Fake Degrees
"The DAP put the integrity of five Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) election candidates under the microscope today after it accused the men, including a deputy minister, of having “bought” their high-level academic qualifications.
The opposition party’s election strategist Ong Kian Ming named interim deputy foreign minister A. Kohilan Pillay, Port Klang Authority (PKA) chairman Teh Kim Poh, MCA’s Ching Eu Boon and Lee Ban Seng, as well as an Umno religious affair chief, Ab Wahab Ibrahim, as having padded their résumés with academic degrees from universities that have been exposed as degree mills.
“Candidates who feel as if they had to ‘buy’ a degree, either at the undergraduate, masters or postgraduate levels, inevitably call their own integrity into question.
“If these candidates are willing to dupe voters about their academic qualifications, which is an important part of any person’s life, what other areas of life would these candidates be willing to lie about including in areas of public interest such as the management of public funds and the proper and responsible use of public resources?” he asked in a statement today.
Malaysian election law does not require nominees to have a degree in order to run for public office, Ong said, adding that such qualifications did not automatically elevate a candidate’s social standing.
Ong urged the five to withdraw their candidacy from the May 5 polls if they could not deny or explain their questionable degrees..."
YOURSAY ‘We do not insist that to be an effective politician, you must have tertiary education... But if you lie about your credentials, that's a red flag'.
'It's not the varsity degree but honesty we care about'
'Douglas Teoh: I'd really like to see caretaker Deputy Foreign Minister A Kohilan Pillay suing Ong Kian Ming - the DAP leader doesn't even have to look far for the evidence. It's on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs page...
Deputy Foreign Minister
The best part is The Star itself acknowledges the two universities - Connaught University and Pacific Western University - as dubious and unaccredited.'
Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:09
BN WORSE LIARS THAN WE THOUGHT: Imagine, our foreign ministers have 2 fake degrees EACH
by Ong Kian Ming
A check on the Minister of Foreign Affairs Website shows Kohillan’s qualifications as follows:
“He graduated with a Bachelor of Economic (Hons.) from the Connaught University, Republic of Ireland in 1991. He later pursued and completed his postgraduate degree, Master of Science (M. Sc) Commercial and Industrial Economy from the Pacific Western University, United States of America in 1992.” 
Not only does Connaught University, Republic of Ireland not have a website, it was among the list of ‘dubious institutions’ listed down by the Star in a Starprobe investigation, right alongside the Pacific Western University!
What is even more shocking is that in the same Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, the academic qualifications of the other Deputy Foreign Minister, Richard Riot, is also equally dubious!
“He also holds a Diploma on personnel Management from Cambridge Tutorial College, Jersey, Britain. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Chartered Institute of Business Administration (Ireland), Teoranta in 1994 and Master of Business Administration from Preston University, United States of America.”
Not only could I not find any website belonging to the abovementioned Chartered Institute of Business Administration (Ireland), Teoranta, Preston University is a well-known bogus university as reported by numerous newspaper reports."