Malaysia exam papers leak: 2 detained teachers released on bail

Malaysia exam papers leak: 2 detained teachers released on bail

KUALA LUMPUR- Two of the four teachers arrested in connection with the leak of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) Science and English exam papers were released on police bail late Sunday.

City CID Chief Senior Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said the teachers were released after having their statements recorded.

"The two other suspects, aged 30 and 54, have been brought back (to Kuala Lumpur) to assist in further investigations.

"Should we fail to wrap up investigations in 24 hours, the two teachers will be remanded in Putrajaya today (Monday)," he added.

The four primary school teachers from Penang and Parit Buntar, comprising three men and one woman, were detained in a series of raids at about 3.30pm Saturday.

Police have recorded the statements of 10 individuals in connection with the leaks - six officers in the Education Ministry's Malaysian Examinations Syndicate, three primary school teachers and a journalist.

A special task force was formed after reports were lodged over the leak of the UPSR Science and English exam papers last week.

Students will re-sit the papers on Sept 30, the ministry announced.

The examinations syndicate's chief Dr Na'imah Ishak and deputy Dr Wan Ilias Wan Salleh have been suspended over the leak.

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