Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Both of our deputy foreign ministers have two degrees each from bogus universities

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Election Strategist, Democratic Party, in Kuala Lumpur on the 18th of April, 2013

Yesterday, I released a media statement revealing that 5 BN candidates had fake degrees from dubious universities. One of the candidates highlighted was none other than Deputy Foreign Minister, A. Kohillan Pillay, who is listed as having obtained a Masters in Commercial and Industrial Economy from the Pacific Western University in the United States.

Malaysiakini quoted Kohillan’s response in threatening to take legal action against me – “Anyway I will see about suing Ong for making such an allegation”. [1] I challenge Kohillan to take legal action against me because not only does he have a Masters degree from a bogus university, his undergraduate degree is also from a bogus university!

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How can BN claim to have a ‘competent, dynamic and progressive’ line-up in Selangor when 5 of its candidates have degrees from bogus universities?

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Election Strategist, Democratic Party, in Kuala Lumpur on the 17th of April, 2013

The BN candidates for Selangor were revealed yesterday with great fanfare. The lineup is crucial for the most economically developed state in Malaysia and also the state which Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, as state chairman and elections director, is under great pressure to wrest back from Pakatan Rakyat.

Najib was quoted as saying that “This is the lineup that will not only see us win the state, but also to form a strong government.”[1] Mohd Zin Mohamed, BN Selangor coordinator was quoted as saying that “Our candidates are highly competent, dynamic and progressive. They are qualified individuals from various backgrounds who can take the state to greater heights in tandem with the Economic Transformation Program (ETP).”[2]

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DAP strongly urges the Police to conduct an immediate investigation into Dr. Mahathir’s “Gelang Patah” blog post before nominations day in order to send a strong & unequivocal statement that the politics of race baiting and the incitement of fear will not be tolerated during the 13th GE campaign

Joint Media Statement by DAP Legal Bureau Member, Lim Lip Eng; Dr. Ong Kian Ming, DAP Election Strategist; Tiew Way Keng, DAPSY Vice Chair

A police report was made earlier this morning, 14th April, 2013, by Lim Lip Eng in his capacity as a member of the DAP Legal Bureau against Tun Dr Mahathir for his blog post entitled “Gelang Patah”.[1] The Police Report was made on the basis that (i) the allegations in this article was baseless and are of a defamatory nature against DAP parliamentary leader, Lim Kit Siang (ii) the article was written with ill intentions for the purpose of inciting the feelings of hatred and ill-will among the different races in Malaysia (iii) the police should investigate the writer of this article, Tun Dr. Mahathir, under Section 499 of the Penal Code, the 1948 Sedition Act and other appropriate laws which may have been broken.

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