3rd August, 2012
SHAH ALAM: Police have recorded statement from 40 people including a Tan Sri and a politician, who were believed to have bought fake degrees from an education institute in Subang Jaya.
Selangor deputy police Chief, Datuk A. Thaiveegan urged others involved in the case to give their statement to help police wrap up the case. He assured that they would not be arrested.
“The degrees are not recognised by the government and invalid. Those involved in buying fake degrees must come forward voluntarily,” he told a press conference at the Selangor police headquarters, here yesterday.
On July 16, a local newspaper exposed the sale of fake degrees by an education institute in Subang Jaya, which claimed to work with three foreign universities as partners.
The education institute was said to have sold Bachelor’s degree for RM6,500, Master’s degree for RM8,500 and a PhD degree for RM10,500.
Some 525 people including VIPs were believed to have ‘graduated’ and received fake degrees without attending lectures, sitting for examination and submitting papers.
On the jewellery shop robbery in Jalan Kebun on Wednesday, Thaiveegan said police were reviewing the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage installed at the supermarket.
“No arrests have yet been made. We are recording statements from several witnesses at the robbery scene in an effort to track the suspects,” he said.
In the robbery at 11.50 am yesterday, several men armed with pistol, parang and hammer smashed the display cabinet and escaped with jewellery worth RM10,000 in 40 seconds.
The robbers dressed in yellow overalls with red stripes and black jackets wore full-faced crash helmets.