Degree Mill Marzuki Yahya Must Go
FEBRUARY 8, 2019
DEGREE MILL MARZUKI YAHYA MUST GO
Marzuki Yahya must resign as deputy foreign minister, or failing to do so, forced to do so by the prime minister.
The revelation about his qualification from a degree mill, Cambridge International University, tarnishes the Malaysian government and compromises its integrity.
He misled Malaysians when he said he would prove he graduated from Cambridge University, United Kingdom, only to reduce his plea to possessing qualifications from a farcical website-based entity.
As the number two at Wisma Putra, he is a prominent face of Malaysia to the world and this development sends the wrong message about the state of reform and renewal in the country presently.
Further discoveries regarding this issue will continue to embarrass the Malaysian government.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad must assume responsibility regarding this matter especially since Marzuki is from his party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).
Pakatan Harapan backbenchers must speak up about the matter. In the past, as opposition members they were relentless about the previous government’s ministers and deputy ministers who had suspicious qualifications. Is it acceptable now, because the subject is from their coalition?
Civil society must also join the chorus to admonish Marzuki and ask for his exit. Otherwise it would suggest a double-standard when it involves Pakatan Harapan.
The prime minister must simply act in this matter.
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