Category: Asia Published on Friday, 27 July 2012 03:43 Written by Dara Harum
Police were tracking 525 people who allegedly bought fake degrees and certificates from the international universities that never existed. Selangor police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the police would like to question those 525 people for their investigations. He told a press conference at Selangor police headquarters that the association, which has been active since 2003, has sold up to RM5million worth of fake certificates and degrees.
Police have arrested a 37-year-old man, who was believed to be the mastermind, and a woman, 36, following a recent report in Malay daily exposing the syndicate. DCP Tun Hisan said that investigations have showed that the syndicate was being managed by a pair. It was believed that the wife of the mastermind was a lecturer at a local university.
Police also said checks discovered that the universities in the United States and Britain were non-existent. When the names of the foreign universities were written into the search bar on the Malaysian Qualifications Agency website, they failed to get any result. The syndicates stated that these certificates were issued by a private institution of higher learning said to be affiliated with five universities identified as University of Rock-hampton and Harvey International University in the US.