KOTA KINABALU, (Sept 11) – Authorities have been urged to take stern action against those who leaked Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) Science papers to protect the integrity of public examination in this country.
Sabah Kadazandusun Murut Welfare and Education Association (Pekadin) vice-president Simon Molubi said stern action is important to ensure that such incident does not recur and to serve as a lesson for all.
Pekadin hopes that the Malaysian Examination Board conduct an investigation and then drag those involved to court.
“Managing an examination such as the UPSR is not easy. It involves high cost especially in Sabah and Sarawak, which has a schools in remote areas making transport difficult.
“The government also suffer losses because new examination papers will have to be printed and the examination has to be postponed,” he said in a statement here, Thursday.
Molubi was commenting on a statement by Deputy Prime Minister cum Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the matter in Tumpat, Kelantan, Wednesday.
Muhyiddin was quoted as saying that he regretted that Science papers 018, 028, 038 which candidates should sit today had to be postponed to Sept 30.
He also apologised to the candidates and their parents for the leak.
The Malaysian Examination Board in a statement yesterday announced that examination for the Science papers was postponed due to a leak. — BERNAMA