A "proud graduate" of Warnborough College, Ireland is threatening a lawsuit against a top English-language Malaysian daily for describing his varsity as unaccredited. I was told that the Phd holder, a bestseller author, is mighty pissed off with the newspaper for suggesting that he and others who had graduated from the college were cheats.
Warnborough's status was first questioned by blogs [including my own The great, unaccredited Warnborough University] which pointed out that Dr Emir Mavani, who was the Felda Global Ventures CEO-designate then, may have gotten his Phd from a university that was not on the list of higher institutions of learning recognized by the Malaysian authorities.
Last week, as soon as he was officially appointed as President and Group CEO of FGV, Emir went public for the first time to defend his academic qualifications, h e r e.
The spotlight on the 49-year old, however, remains. Over the weekend, critics challenge his decision to buy a local plantation company for reportedly 30 times its PE ratio.
p.s For more info on Warnborough's latest status, click this link to the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities or ASIC.