“That under SO 18 the House
gives leave to the Ketua Pembangkang and MP for Ipoh Timor YB Lim Kit
Siang to move a motion of urgent definite public importance, viz the
Malaysian Medical Council’s derecognition of Ukraine’s Crimea State
Medical University (CSMU) medical degree.
“CSMU has become the single
biggest university, whether in Malaysia or in the world, with the highest
concentration of Malaysian students pursuing medical studies, with some
1,100 Malaysian students i.e. about 300 Malays, 240 Chinese, 470 Indians
and 25 others, with students sponsored by government and other agencies,
such as Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, MARA, Yayasan Selangor, Yayasan
Terengganu, MIED, KOJADI and various banks.
“MMC cannot be faulted in
refusing to compromise with patient safety or wanting to ensure that
Malaysian students in medical courses, whether locally or abroad, are
trained to become quality doctors when they graduate and not be
shortchanged, but the MMC must act with fairness, transparency and
flexibility, or it has only itself to blame if it is accused of ulterior
motives like the serious allegation by the MIC President Datuk Seri Samy
Vellu that the MMC just wanted to stop Indians from becoming doctors.
“Unless the CSMU medical
standards are irredeemably low, in which case it should never have been
given recognition in 2001 in the first place, it is only fair and right
that CSMU should be given a grace period to comply with whatever
shortcomings found by the MMC, and not for derecognition to be announced
so arbitrarily, summarily and absolutely.
“MMC should immediately suspend
its decision on derecognition of the CSMU medical degrees, make public the
shortcomings of the CSMU medical programme and give the CSMU a grace
period to comply with them before a final decision on derecognition is
MP for Ipoh Timor