GEORGE TOWN: A former lecturer was charged at the magistrate’s court here today with two counts of cheating the management of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to get a job.

N. Thevananthan, 51, pleaded not guilty to both charges before magistrate L. Umma Devi.

On the first court, he is alleged to have cheated the management of USM by producing fake documents to get the job as a lecturer on Aug 15, 2008, which resulted in the university having to pay out a total of RM195, 081.38.

He was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

Under the second charge, he is alleged to have produced a fake doctorate certificate from the University of Maryland in the US on the same day.

He was charged under Section 466/471 of the Penal Code.

Umma Devi set bail at RM17, 500 for both charges.

The accused is represented by counsel M. Athimulan while prosecuting officer Inspector Siti Hajar Jaafar prosecuted.


A former lecturer N. Thevananthan, 51 (left) seen at the George Town magistrate’s court today. Pix by Amir Irsyad Omar

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A former lecturer N. Thevananthan, 51 (left) was charged at the George Town magistrate’s court today with two counts of cheating the management of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to get a job. Pix by Amir Irsyad Omar

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