Taiwan grads in Sarawak query doubts about dentistry degree

FMT News
Date: August 4, 2019

Alumni associations say a Taiwan degree in dentistry was recognised by Malaysia in 1996. (Bernama pic)

SIBU: The Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association has urged the Ministry of Health to clear the air about whether a bachelor’s degree in dentistry from eight Taiwanese institutions of learning is recognised by the federal government.

The association’s adviser, Dr Hu Chang Lek, said a statement by Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye recently had raised confusion.

‘’We want to ask Dr Lee (Boon Chye) why he stated in the newspaper recently that Bachelor degrees in dentistry from the institutions of learning (in question) have never been recognised (by the Malaysian government). Prior to this the government has given its recognition,’’ he told a media conference here today.

He said that the Public Services Department had stated in a letter dated 3 Feb 1996 that it had agreed to recognise the medical and dental qualifications from eight Taiwanese universities.

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