Legit or fake? Activist files police complaint over deputy minister’s degree

Muhsin Abdul Latheef showing a picture of a Facebook post which raises questions about the deputy minister’s academic credentials.

GEORGE TOWN: A political activist today questioned the academic credentials of a deputy minister who claims to have a degree from a UK university.

Muhsin Abdul Latheef said the degree is not offered outside the United Kingdom, as claimed by the deputy minister.

At a press conference today, he said he first came across a Facebook post which raised questions about the deputy minister’s academic credentials.

Muhsin decided to lodge a police report at the Patani Road station after verifying that the university didn’t offer any degree courses through long-distance programmes.

He hoped the police would investigate if the degree was legitimate or fake.

Muhsin refused to reveal the contents of his police report following a recent Federal Court ruling that revealing contents of a report can be grounds for defamation.

He said the original Facebook page, which made the claims against the deputy minister, had been included in the police report.