Two more held over fake cert ring

Two more held over fake cert ring

PETALING JAYA: A company director and a foreign national have been remanded for five days to facilitate investigations over their alleged involvement in a syndicate producing fake qualifications.

The two women, both 27, were believed to be in charge of printing and providing the fake certificates upon receiving orders from the buyers.

Magistrate Low Wen Zhen authorised the remand yesterday.

They were earlier arrested at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis­sion (MACC) headquarters in Putra­jaya on Friday after having their statements recorded.

The MACC busted the syndicate last Sunday with the arrest of three suspects who were aged 30 to 34.

On Wednesday, they also picked up a 34-year-old business owner, believed to be the supplier of the fake certificates.

It was reported that the syndicate sold fake diplomas, degrees and Master’s degrees using the names of private institutions in the country.

The MACC had also verified the certificates with the institutions whose names were used and the certificates seized were confirmed to be fake.

Meanwhile, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operation) Datuk Seri Azam Baki said the investigating team was still tracking several individuals.

“We also seized the fake certificates that were torn by the two women,” he said.

Source: The star Online

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