KUALA LUMPUR – The installation of closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) at 526 strong rooms where the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) question papers are stored will hopefully prevent any leakage of the questions, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the immediate measures to tighten up security control on the flow of the movement of the SPM question papers had been taken following the leakage of the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) question papers earlier.
“These included the methods of preparing the questions right up to the packing stage. If any tampering occurs, it can be identified,” he said at a media conference after observing the first day of the examination at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Kiaramas, here today.
Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, added that the delivery of the questions papers to the examination centres were also carried out with security assistance from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
He also disclosed that appropriate preparation had also been made in the states which were likely to be hit by the floods to ensure that the examination could be continued in a proper condition. – BERNAMA