Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You want Malaysian PR, only RM4,000. Driving license, cheaper only RM3,800

A PURPORTED credential mill claiming to have access to the relevant authorities is selling Malaysian permanent resident identification cards and academic qualifications ranging from SPM to foreign university degrees for not more than RM4,000 each online, Sin Chew Daily reported today.

The daily’s expose came two days after Malay daily Berita Harian reported that a local private education institution is allegedly collaborating with three foreign universities to churn out instant degrees, and the discovery less than two months ago of two online mills believed to have sold thousands of fake Universiti Sains Malaysia degrees.

According to the report, the pedlar, Edmund, advertised his service at a social forum frequented by people in sleazy trades, and boasted that the MyPR (Malaysian PR identification card) and driving licences he is selling are genuine and there will be proper records with the relevant departments to prove the documents’ authenticity.

He claimed to have obtained MyPR for many nationals from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.

According to the price list on the website, the MyPR costs around RM4,000 depending on the applicant’s nationality.

As for driving licences, they cost RM2,200 each for Malaysians and RM3,800 each for foreigners.

“There is no need to sit for any test. We guarantee 100% that the licences can be renewed,” said Edmund.

There is also a long list of certificates, diplomas and degrees to pick from.

The prices range from RM2,500 (SPM certificate) to RM2,500-3,000 (diplomas in business administration, hotel management, ICT, accounting and surveying) to RM3,800 (degrees in 14 disciplines) - The SunDaily