KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 ― Police arrested four teachers in separate raids in Penang and Parit Buntar, Perak, today in connection with the leaks in the Science and English papers in this year's Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) examination.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC Gan Kong Meng said the four, one of whom was a woman, were arrested in a special operation that began at 3.30pm yesterday.
“The suspects' ages are between 30 and 54 years. Three were arrested in Penang and the other in Perak. Police also seized communication gadgets in the operation to assist investigations,” he said in a statement here today.
Gan added that police had recorded statements from 10 individuals concerning the leaks, six officers from the Examinations Syndicate, three teachers and a journalist.
Following the leaks in the Science 018, 028 and 038 and English 014/1 and 014/2 papers on Thursday, almost half a million UPSR students now have to resit the papers on Sept 30.
The fiasco sparked outrage among parents and students.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Education Minister, yesterday annnounced that the Examinations Syndicate director Dr Na'imah Ishak and its deputy director of operations Dr Wan Ilias Wan Salleh had been suspended with immediate effect pending investigations into the fiasco. ― Bernama