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.