Perak DAP chairperson Nga Kor Ming has come to the defence of Tronoh assemblyperson Paul Yong Choo Kiong, who is said to have obtained a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the dubious US-based University of Akamai.
According to Nga, the fact that the issue was raised by Wee Ka Siong showed that the MCA president was desperate for political ideas.
This is because, he added, Yong passed his examination to obtain his MBA, even though the university was not officially recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) at the time.
“Wee is bankrupt of ideas, that's the reason he pointed out matters that were not true. He should apologise for issuing the defamatory statement claiming the executive councillor had a fake Master's degree.
“There are many famous universities around the world, including in Taiwan and China, which are qualified, but have not received recognition from MQA,” he told Bernama.
Nga, the Teluk Intan MP, said this when met by reporters after attending a Chinese New Year open house held at the compound of the leaning tower in his constituency last night.
He said that Yong’s initiative to further his studies for self-improvement before being elected as an assemblyperson was admirable as he did not do it for political purposes.
Yong is among several Pakatan Harapan leaders alleged to have obtained fake degrees.