DAP MPs want ministers with alleged fake degrees to resign

(The Sun Daily) – DAP MPs want two cabinet ministers who allegedly have fake degrees to resign.

They urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to call for the immediate resignation of Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Ebon Ewin, if their degrees are proven to be fake.

Ong Kian Ming (Serdang-DAP) said both ministers should clear the air on whether they have valid qualifications. He added that the information about their qualifications were obtained from the websites of the ministries they are attached to.

On Wednesday, Ong and Zairil Khir Johari (Bukit Bendera-DAP) told a press conference that the website of the Foreign Affairs Ministry stated that Riot obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Chartered Institute of Business Administration (Ireland), Teoranta in 1994 and Masters of Business Administration from Preston University in the United States.

“As of 11.52pm, June 26, 2013, the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website still shows this entry although Richard Riot is no longer the Deputy Foreign Minister.

“We call upon the minister to explain why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was the Deputy Minister for a number of years in the previous Parliament, would list down his qualifications as such, rather than to state that the minister had obtained his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Human Resources from the University of Hertfordshire, as he claimed in numerous online media reports on Wednesday,” Ong said today.

He also said the website of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry no longer shows the details of Ewon Ebin as of today.

Ong then distributed a previous screenshot of the ministry’s website which shows that Ewon Ebin obtained his degree from Golden State University, Wyoming, USA.

“We call upon the Minister, Datuk ‘Dr’ Ewon Ebin to clarify whether or not he obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the Commonwealth Open University and his Doctorate in Business Administration from Golden State University, Wyoming, USA,” he said.

On Wednesday, Riot rebutted the allegation that he obtained his undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Human Resources from the University of Hertfordshire, London.