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Questions raised over Muhyiddin’s honorary doctorate and RM23m deal
The USSA, which yesterday awarded Muhyiddin (picture), the education minister, an honorary doctorate, had last year sent its staff to Malaysia to train 1,000 physical education teachers under its “International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IPDESS)” programme.
“We ask the Minister of Education Tan Sri Muhyiddin to clarify this issue so we can have assurance that Malaysian taxpayers have not forked out about RM23 million so he can have honour of receiving honorary doctorate at taxpayers’ expense,” Ong, the DAP’s election strategist, said at a press conference here.
He expressed concern that the honorary doctorate conferred by USSA was an attempt to “curry favour” to get the Education Ministry to extend the pilot programme.
Ong found the deal “highly troubling”, claiming that it was awarded without open tender to KH Sports World Sdn Bhd, the USSA’s sole local agent.
He said the firm’s website showed that its chairwoman is Hisham Suhaili Othman, who is listed as holding a few Umno positions such as Kedah’s Puteri Umno vice-chief and Puteri Umno chief for the Langkawi division.
“That’s why we want to ask the minister of education to clarify.
“Why do they ask a university that’s primarily online to provide these kind of training and why was this contract awarded via direct negotiation to a company that basically sells sports equipment and also happens to have a chairwoman that happens to be a Puteri Umno leader in Kedah?” Ong asked.