Wednesday August 1, 2012
Seow keeps mum over academic qualifications
Compiled by RAHIMY RAHIM, NG SI HOOI and A. RAMAN
A “DOCTOR” whose academic qualifications were publicly questioned has remained mum over the allegations made against him, according to major Chinese newspapers.
Winson Seow, 26, claimed that he possessed a string of qualifications from Peking University Health Science Centre, King's College London and The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Netizens, however, voiced doubts over his achievements, with several graduates from one of the schools saying they had not heard of him.
However, Seow merely said in his latest Facebook posting that there was no need to prove anything as “life is short”, Sin Chew Daily reported.
Seow, who claimed to have served in war-torn countries, is currently believed to be in Somalia.
He posted on his Facebook account that the public should not focus on him but help those in need of aid.
Seow made no mention of whether he would return to Malaysia to explain his medical qualifications.
His father, who is a traditional Chinese medical practitioner, said they would call for a press conference once all the documents were ready.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that the Education Ministry had postponed Program Laluan Pintas, which was scheduled to start in 28 primary schools beginning next year.
The programme would require selected Year One pupils to complete their Years One and Two within a year.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the ministry had decided to defer the programme as it wanted to study the possibility of extending the programme nationwide.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.