I was spending a little time on this Sunday afternoon catching up with the news and daily happenings...
Then, an article on theStar Online
titled "Forged Up-Grade"
(published on Nov 19, 2006)
, concerning students forging certificates and grades caught my attention...damn...Related stories: "Forged Certificates For A Fee"
(also all published on Nov 19, 2006
)...hmm.... when you have 3 articles published on the same day on the same subject, it's indicative that the situation may be more pressing than meets the eye!! I hope the Education Ministry and the local government agencies are gonna look into this...
Best of all, the 1st and 2nd article featured a couple of anonymous shops in Bandar Sunway who facilitate such fabrication for a price, between RM30-50 for simple 'changes' and up to RM1000.00 for embossing logos, forging watermarks and the security features on the authentic certificate or credential paper.
Imagine that...job applicants armed with fake credits going about, deceiving employers to be, or potentially other learning and education insitutions for higher studies...what's the world coming to? As it is, paper leaks, examination nullifications are incredulous, now, post-curriculum fraud?If ya can't hack it, leave!!!
...don't bother entering the work force where people of genuine intentions and deserving credentials are out of your league...don't spoil the market and create uncertainty, minded caution and red-tape for the extra measures required for verification purposes... I do hope not to see anyone doing this in front of me, or else, I reckon I'd have no qualms of decking the bloke...Forgery of documents is an offence punishable by jail time.
.. another mechanism to ensure that these fraudsters do not come out and start deceiving all over again...once tainted, always tainted...so, law enforcers, keep your guard high and be astute to detect fake people with... worse, fake lives!!!