Malaysia tutor accused of leaking exam questions

Malaysia tutor accused of leaking exam questions
No cheating: SPM candidates holding up the questions and answers for Mathematics and Additional Mathematics papers that were given to them before the examination.

KUALA LUMPUR - A private tutor has accused another of leaking questions to students at a seminar days before the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Additional Mathematics paper was held.

Mohd Husaini Jaslee, 30, said he had lodged a police report on the matter on Thursday after being told about the leak by friends of some of the students who attended the seminar between Oct 25 and Nov 20.

At a press conference supported by the Muslim Consumer Association of Malaysia (PPIM) yesterday, Mohd Husaini said the seminar covered most of the SPM subjects and was held at a multipurpose hall in Setia­wangsa by another tutor.

Prior to lodging the police report, Mohd Husaini had also tried to inform the Education Ministry's Examinations Syndicate about the matter on Tuesday.

However, he claimed that he was told to support his accusations with more evidence. He said he gathered more evidence and returned to the syndicate the next day but was told it had no power to act.

On Thursday, just before the Additional Mathematics Paper 2 began, Mohd Husaini claimed he received three images through Whatsapp of the questions and answers which actually appeared in the examination paper.

"There has been a similar case reported before in 2007 and I want to expose the matter now so that it will not happen again," he said.

The news of the leak came just two days after a public outcry by students about the sudden change in the way the Moral Studies questions were framed.

The last two days, scores of outraged Form Five students took their anger to the media, crying foul over the change from structured questions to a more open-ended format.

The seminar continued to serve participants till press time.

The papers discussed yesterday were Chemistry and Science.

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