Medical graduates sue Monash University over Malaysian degree blunder

The Malaysian doctors claimed they couldn't work as interns because their new medical degree was not registered with authorities

Two medical graduates are suing Monash University’s Malaysian campus, claiming an administrative bungle meant they could not legally practise as intern doctors.

Dr Amardas Singh Sandu and Dr Liew Mee Yew graduated last year with combined Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees — marketed as an advanced qualification for practice in Australia and Malaysia.

But the pair claim they were refused registration by the Malaysian Medical Council because the degree, which was new, had not been gazetted under Malaysia’s Medical Act 1971.

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