A Marketing Guru and his Ph.D: A claim too far?

Denials from Universities come right, left and center!

Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) say, “No, we didn’t.”

Azizan’s website refers to him as ‘Dr Azizan Osman’, while his firm’s website states that he has a honorary PhD in entrepreneurship from UM.

According to aziznosman.com, he has a PhD in management from a local university.


30 September 2016

After UM, two more universities deny issuing PhDs to Azizan

After Universiti Malaya (UM) clarified in a statement yesterday, that it never issued an honorary doctorate to marketing guru Azizan Osman, two more have followed in the public educational institution’s footstep.

As reported by Malay daily Berita Harian, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has denied that Azizan was awarded a PhD in psychology as depicted on his website.

A spokesperson from the university told the daily that Azizan’s name is not listed in the university’s list of PhD awardees.

Meanwhile, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) also released a statement that it never issued a Master’s Degree in business administration and PhD to Azizan.

“IUKL confirms that it never awarded both degrees to Azizan Osman,” read the university’s statement today.


29 September 2016

‘Marketing whiz’ seeks clarification over UM’s denial of honorary PhD award

Celebrity marketing coach Azizan Osman said he will be seeking clarification over Univeristi Malaya (UM) after the university denied it had granted him an honorary doctorate.

“We would like to inform that we take this matter seriously. We have seeked (sic) further clarification and the outcome of the inquiry will be communicated once the process has run its course,” he said through a statement released through his company Rickworks International Sdn Bhd.

The statement was also published on Azizan’s Facebook page.

“We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause, nonetheless, we are committed to continue to deliver the highest value to our clients and partners.

“We are humbled by their loyalty and support and we will address this as efficiently as possible,” he said.




SHAH ALAM, September 29: In response to the Press Statement made by University Malaya, we would like to inform that we take this matter seriously. We have sought further clarification and the outcome of the inquiry will be communicated once the process has run its course.

We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause, nonetheless, we are committed to continue to deliver the highest value to our clients and partners.

We are humbled by their loyalty and support and we will address this as efficiently as possible.



SHAH ALAM, September 29: Merujuk kepada Kenyataan Akhbar dari Universiti Malaya, kami ingin memaklumkan bahawa kami mengambil perkara ini secara serius. Kami juga telah memohon untuk penjelasan lanjut dan sebaik sahaja proses ini berakhir, kami akan memaklumkan secara umum.

Kami kesal di atas kesulitan yang mungkin berlaku dan kami tetap komited untuk terus memberikan nilai yang tertinggi kepada pelanggan dan rakan sekutu kami.

Kami sangat menghargai kesetiaan dan sokongan mereka dan kami akan menangani perkara ini dengan sebaik mungkin.

For further information, visit:
Untuk maklumat lanjut, layari:

Richworks International Sdn Bhd
Website: www.richworks.com.my
Facebook: Azizan Osman Official Page

Contact/Hubungi: Corporate Communications Division
Email: inquiries@richworks.com.my


29 September 2016

UM denies honorary PhD awarded to ‘marketing whiz’ Azizan Osman

Universiti Malaya today refuted claims that it awarded an honorary doctorate to celebrity marketing coach Azizan Osman.

This comes following social media postings alleging Azizan obtained an honorary doctorate in entrepreneurship from UM, it said.

“We hope this provides clarity over the matter,” UM said in a statement on its official Facebook page.


Malaysiakini has contacted Azizan’s firm Richworks for comment.


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An Ugly Malaysian. That’s how to describe Padang Serai PAS chief Shaharuddin Ibrahim for his attack on Wan Azizah.

30 September 2016

Padang Serai PAS chief Shaharuddin Ibrahim: Ugly remarks about a respected and respectable woman of substance

…Padang Serai PAS chief Shaharuddin Ibrahim in a sermon said opposition leader Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will have to be buried in a non-Muslim cemetery if she did not support the amendment to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, or Act 355.

In a video uploaded on Tuesday, Shaharuddin said Wan Azizah must support the Act 355 amendment when it comes to a vote in Parliament.

“If Kak Wan (Wan Azizah) does not raise her hand (in support), it could erode her faith.

“If she does not raise her hand and it is fated that she dies, we bury in a Chinese cemetery (Jirat),” he said.


11m11 minutes ago

Mufti raps infidel label after ‘bury Azizah in Chinese cemetery’ jab

Penang mufti Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor has criticised the act of labelling fellow Muslims who disagree with PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s bill as infidels.

This was after Padang Serai PAS chief Shaharuddin Ibrahim in a sermon said opposition leader Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will have to be buried in a non-Muslim cemetery if she did not support the amendment to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, or Act 355.

“I am saddened there are certain religious leaders in the country who conveniently label other Muslims as infidels simply because of disagreements over the private member’s bill to strengthen the Syariah courts,” said Wan Salim in a statement today.

In the statement, disseminated by Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim), Wan Salim said while the matter was important, the proposed amendment has yet to be finalised and will only be tabled in Parliament by Abdul Hadi, who is also Marang MP, in October.

He said the legislature should be allowed to discuss the matter and formulate a law that is just to all citizens.

“We should not force any MP to accept the Act 355 amendment bill by all means including threats and supposedly their faith would be affected.

“It is compulsory for Muslims to accept Allah’s laws which are sacred but the Act 355 amendment bill is not Allah’s law.

“It may have weaknesses that needs to be improved before it becomes law,” he added.

Shaharuddin’s remarks also drew flak from Subang DAP Youth political education bureau director Farhan Hazir Mohamed.

Farhan pointed out that labelling a fellow Muslim as an infidel is an offence under Section 24 of the Kedah Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 1988.

“It is ironic that PAS, which wants to strengthen the Syariah courts, is committing a Syariah criminal offence by labelling others as infidels,” he said.


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‘Nasi Lemak Anak Dara’ seller: Hassled by Shah Alam City Council but gets a surprise visit from the S’gor MB…

Nasi Lemak Anak Dara updated their profile picture.



Siti Hajjar, who has an electrical engineering degree from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) started selling nasi lemak as a means to generate income while looking for a job in Selangor.

But the fine has forced her to operate from her apartment unit on the fifth floor, and she spoke of having to climb the stairs nine times a day to deliver her customers’ orders.


30 September 2016

‘Nasi Lemak Anak Dara’ seller gets surprise visit from S’gor MB


In a show of support, Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali today paid a visit to the popular ‘Nasi Lemak Anak Dara’ stall and even imparted some business advice to its 24-year-old owner, Siti Hajjar Ahmad.

This was after the young lass, whose business went viral on social media, was slapped with a RM2,000 compound from the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) for operating without a licence.

During his visit, Azmin also handed out MBSA trader’s licence application forms to Siti Hajjar and other traders in Section 7, Shah Alam, encouraging them to legalise their business, Selangorkini reported.

Azmin urged other roadside traders to follow suit, to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of traders are taken care of.

Meanwhile, the fine has not deterred Siti Hajjar from continuing her business, which she began shortly after graduating from university.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, she said she was taking it positively as a challenge that she, as a trader, must face.

“(The money I got) from all my hardwork selling nasi lemak will be used to make the payments.






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Bomb Hoax at the Bangunan Bursa Saham

Investment Bank in Ipoh evacuated: Bomb hoax

30 September 2016

3m3 minutes ago Marudi, Sarawak

3h3 hours ago

Ancaman bom di bangunan Bursa Malaysia.




Bomb threat at Bursa Malaysia


PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia has confirmed reports of receiving a bomb threat at 12.01pm today.

In a press statement, it said authorities had been notified about the matter.

“As a precaution, all tenants and staff have been evacuated,” it said.

Bursa noted that they had activated all respective Business Continuity Plans (BCP).

Reports also said that trading resumed at Bursa Malaysia, located at Exchange Square, Bukit Kewangan in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, Astro Awani reported that police earlier entered Bursa to check on the bomb threat.

Bursa added that it would update its status of operations on its website at http://www.bursamalaysia.com/corporate.

Bomb threat at Bursa Malaysia

Polis Sahkan Ancaman Palsu Di Bursa Malaysia: KUALA LUMPUR: Bangunan Bursa Malaysia di Bukit Kewangan hari in…


8m8 minutes ago

Bursa Malaysia Terima Panggilan Ancaman Bom: KUALA LUMPUR: Para pekerja dan penyewa di bangunan Bursa Malaysi…


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Thinking of putting a ring around your p***s? Don’t! Think of the shame!

Remember the man with the bionic penis? Well, he finally did it…

29 September 2016

Man gets ring stuck on penis for 2 days, firefighters finally help to free his manhood


It is not clear why the man decided to put a ring on his penis.

“I want to know how he got it on there in the first place?” wondered one Weibo user.

“90 minutes later, firefighters cut off the man’s penis… ring,” joked another.

“Firefighters really can do anything!” commended another netizen.


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S Sanjeevan R: Under seige on Twitter but giving back as good as he gets…

Sri Sanjeevan R


Chairman of Malaysian Crime Watch (MyWatch) | Survived 9mm bullet that pierced both lungs & 35days of coma | 16days POCA Detainee | Fight Injustice Everywhere |

29 September 2016

Sri Sanjeevan R Retweeted YM Tengku Sani

Just gave u piece of my mind, i think u r suffering from serious mental illness – can write/see but still deny it. U fail as MACAI

Sri Sanjeevan R added,


1. never mention names 2. started d spin 3. failed to spin it right 4. TENGKU is a failed MACAI! Haha



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AirAsia Flight FD3438 is delayed by buzzing vibrator in passenger’s hand luggage!

29 September 2016




AirAsia flight halted as buzzing sex toy mistaken for bomb

September 29, 2016

A vibrator accidentally turned on is heard buzzing inside a passenger’s rucksack, causing panic that it was a ticking bomb ready to explode.


PETALING JAYA: A buzzing vibrator mistaken for a ticking time bomb inside the rucksack of an AirAsia passenger caused panic among airline staff, who quickly radioed bomb disposal personnel to the site as the flight was ordered grounded.

The brush with “terror” occurred when staff of AirAsia heard a loud buzzing sound and noticed something shaking inside a green rucksack they were loading onto the aircraft, UK’s Daily Star reported.

Leaving nothing to chance, staff immediately contacted bomb disposal experts to inspect whether there were explosives inside the bag.

The experts however breathed a sigh of relief upon discovering a silver bullet-shaped vibrator inside the bag that had accidentally been switched on.

A baggage handler who took pictures of the sex toy, but who wished to remain anonymous, told the news portal: “We noticed the bag was shaking and there was a buzzing noise coming from inside.

“Obviously we were pretty scared because this could have been a bomb or some other explosive device.

“But when the experts arrived they opened up the package and it was just a sex toy.”

The handler said however that the passenger whose vibrator it was, has remainder oblivious that the device had caused a scare when it was mistaken for a bomb and added, “I think they would be deeply embarrassed if they found out.”

AirAsia flight halted as buzzing sex toy mistaken for bomb

AirAsia flight halted as buzzing sex toy mistaken for bomb ROFLMFAO. A great ad 4 sex toys


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Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga (PT3) trial exam question: “The open sales of condoms will bring negative impact to the extent of causing social problems. Do you agree? Please explain.”

The Condom Conundrum
Should a teacher IMPOSE his values on students?

29 September 2016

This Student’s Answer On Condoms Being Sold In Public Was Marked Wrong. MORE:


A Question About Condoms Being Sold Openly Was Found In A Form 3 But Its The Answer That Causes Uproar



29 September 2016

All excited over condom question

PETALING JAYA: A condom-related question in a Form Three trial exam has the blogosphere all worked up.

The question that was part of a Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga (PT3) trial exam for Science solicited opinion on the sale of condoms.

It read: “The open sales of condom will bring negative impact to the extent of causing social problems. Do you agree? Please explain.”

The student replied: “No. Condoms are a step for birth control which is needed to prevent pregnancy.”

However, the examiner deemed this reply to the question, which carries two marks, as “wrong”.

Speaking to reporters after The Star’s Newspaper-in-Education Game4Life contest grand finals here yesterday, Deputy Education Minister Chong Sin Woon said: “Let’s investigate and see what the problem is. Something is wrong somewhere as condoms are used to prevent pregnancies.”

Chong said that higher order thinking skills (HOTS) questions were part of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.

“HOTS requires students to defend their opinions when answering these questions. We need to respect their opinion,” he said.

Former director-general of the National Population and Family Development Board Datuk Dr Raj Karim said it was erroneous to mark the answer as wrong.

“We always say that we have to teach sex education or family life education in school and for children to remain safe and have a healthy lifestyle.

“It doesn’t mean when you teach them about family planning, you’re asking them to practise it there and then,” said Dr Raj.

Goh Seng Chui, 46, who has a daughter sitting for PT3 next year, also said it was unfair for the examiner to say the answer was wrong.

“Opinion questions do not have fixed answers which teachers are used to.

“I feel that the problem lies with the narrow mindedness of the teacher, not the question or how the student replied,” he said.


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Thugs break up Orang Asli blockade. Were the police and Forestry Department officers involved?

The blockade, which was set up on Monday, was part of an initiative by the orang asli community to prevent loggers from going in and out of what the local villagers claim is part of their ancestral land.


On Wednesday, Orang Asli activist claimed loggers dismantled their blockade with a chainsaw.

They claimed the loggers were accompanied by police and Forestry Department officers who travelled in the vehicles provided by the loggers.


30 September 2016

SAM: Claims of cops aiding loggers against Orang Asli must be probed

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has urged the authorities to probe claims that the police and Forestry Department assisted loggers to break up a blockade by the local Orang Asli community in Gua Musang.

“We are worried over the allegations made by the people that the Forestry Department staff and the police had travelled together in private vehicles with the company representatives to the blockade site.

“This allegation must be thoroughly investigated by both authorities,” said SAM president SM Mohamed Idris.

He urged police to take an impartial stance and investigate the allegations.

“The Orang Asli protesters must not be harassed or threatened with arrest for protecting their customary land from encroachment.

“The people’s actions fall well within their constitutional rights, the freedom to assemble peacefully and the right to protect their property,” Idris (photo) said.

He urged the Kelantan government to enforce sustainable development of the state’s forest.


29 September 2016

Orang Asli trio lodges report over arrest by ‘bogus’ police officers


Three Orang Asli activists in Kelantan have lodged police reports after they were detained by men allegedly posing as police officers.

The trio, Mustafa Along, Manglo A/L Tegau and another activist named Salim, were involved in a blockade along a logging trail deep in the interior of Gua Musang, which was reportedly destroyed yesterday.

The Star reported Mustafa, who is the Kelantan Network of Orang Asli Villages secretary, as saying that the heads of logging companies in the area had visited the blockade together with “police and Forestry Department officers” as well as “aggressive workers”.

“As we held the blockade we were threatened and provoked to end it,” Mustafa was quoted as saying.
After an exchange of words, he was then detained by the “police officers”, who declined to handcuff him.

Mustafa said the alleged bogus officers had shown some identification, but he did not get a good look.

“I was taken to a four-wheel drive vehicle, which I believe belongs to a worker from a logging company,” he said.

Manglo and Salim were detained soon after.

“We were arrested but not arrested officially. The aim was just to frighten the others,” Mustafa said.

The trio were later released from their detention.


Thugs posing as police break up Orang Asli blockade in interior of Kelantan

The blockade organised by the orang asli community before the incident occurred.

GUA MUSANG: A group of thugs claiming to be police men allegedly tore down a blockade set up by an orang asli group on a logging trail between Pos Tohoi and Pos Simpor, located approximately two and a half hours from Gua Musang town.

News of the incident was first reported in a post on lawyer and activist Siti Kasim’s Facebook page on Wednesday.

Three orang asli activists were also believed to have been ‘arrested’ by the culprits and put into civilian vehicles but were eventually released later.

There were apparently no police vehicles present during the incident that happened on Wednesday.

The men claiming to be police then allegedly cut through the barricade with chainsaws.

“Report from inside. Three arrested now.  They cut the blockade with chainsaw.  I am going to the police station to lodge police report,” said Siti.



Siti Kasim condemns arrest of Orang Asli at logging blockade

September 28, 2016

Siti Kassim alleges that police came with loggers and without showing any identification, rushed aggressively through the blockade set-up by Orang Asli before arresting them.



PETALING JAYA: At least three Orang Asli were allegedly arrested today by police for setting-up a blockade to protest against rampant logging activities in Gua Musang, Kelantan, said lawyer-cum-activist Siti Kasim in a Facebook posting.

Calling for news of the arrest to be spread, Siti claimed that the three were arrested when loggers rushed to the site of the blockade with policemen in tow, who once there, proceeded to destroy the wooden fortifications.

“The police came with loggers in the loggers’ car and without showing identification, rushed through the blockade aggressively. They also brought weapons with them,” her online posting said earlier this afternoon.

The detainees were forced into the loggers’ car before they were taken to the Gua Musang police station, she alleged.

In her latest post, Siti clarified that the “thugs” were not sent by the Gua Musang police. She also said she would work with the trio to lodge a police report on the incident.

Siti was however unable to furnish FMT with more details of the incident as she was currently too bogged down with work.

Siti Kasim condemns arrest of Orang Asli at logging blockade

to block roads to stop loggers | Free Malaysia Today


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Jamal Yunos: Bersih 2 has been inflitrated by the Islamic State. Can he say anything he wants to?

28 September 2016

. denies terror and siege allegations, mulls legal action

Bersih has denied the allegations by Red Shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos and is mulling legal action over the issue.

“Bersih has no connection with any terrorist groups whatsoever.

“We have no plans to gather at any airports in Malaysia and will follow the convoy and rally schedule as publicised in our media statements, website and social media.

“The allegations are baseless and are made with ill intentions to strike fear and violence,” said its steering committee in a media statement.

The committee said it is also assessing all legal options in dealing with such malicious allegations and will hold all those responsible who fabricate and circulate them.


Jamal claims wants to surround Putrajaya, infiltrated by IS


Geraldine Tong

Red Shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos levelled a series of bizarre and serious allegations against Bersih, including its purported plan to surround Putrajaya and airports during its Nov 19 rally.

The allegation comes amid questions on whether the electoral watchdog would be able to convince a large number of Malaysians, who are said to be politically fatigued, to take to the streets like its previous rallies, let alone lay siege to the administrative capital.

Jamal also claimed to have been informed by reliable sources that Islamic State (IS) operatives have infiltrated Bersih.

Apart from this, Jamal said that Red Shirts would mobilise its members against Bersih’s nationwide convoy, which commences Oct 1.

Calling it the “Red Shirts Version 2”, he said: “We will go down to every flag-off location that they (Bersih) announced yesterday.”

The six locations are Kota Baru, Johor Baru, Perlis, Sandakan, Miri and Lumut.

Malaysiakini has contacted Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah for comments.


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