Two issues that make a controversy in the ‘Lead by Example’ award from the Antiquities Coalition for our Permata National program that doubted its funding with dubious financial resources and the second is the intervention of foreign media. Permata is linked to PM Najib Razak’s wife, Rosmah Mansor who is the founder and this organisation is government agency based in the Prime Minister Department.
The controversial withdrawal of this award is easily to catch out its erroneous intentions when Professor Tudor Parfitt, the chair of the international academic advisory panel for the event himself admitted that the decision is based on media resources. Should the committee’s recommendations is right or wrong, Parfitt himself depended solely on media resources and not on any other reliable informations such as the Malaysia government themselves.
Thus, Parfitt credibility to chair for such a prominent international academic advisory is doubted when he seems to be reckless in his decision and his easy way out is to put the blame on his committee’s recommendations.
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