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Update On UPSR Leak: Headmaster, 2 Teachers Among Four Remanded

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PUTRAJAYA – A headmaster was among four suspects remanded for four days by the Magistrates Court here today.

Two others were teachers and another is an insurance agent. All of them, aged between 30 and 50, were being remanded until Sept 18.

The suspects were being investigated under Section 8 (1) of the Official Secrets Act 1972 for possessing an official secret and communicate such information to others.

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Four men, arrested to help in the UPSR leak investigations, were brought to the Magistrates Court to be remanded.

Two of them were released after their statements were recorded while another two suspects were arrested last night in connection with the case.

Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief senior assistant commissioner Gan Kong Meng said a 37-year-old teacher was nabbed in Kuala Ketil, Kedah while a 31-year-old agent insurance was picked up in Sentul.

“Twelve people had been questioned so far to facilitate investigations,” he added.

Earlier yesterday, four primary school teachers from Penang and Parit Buntar, comprising three men and a woman, were detained in a series of raids at about 3.30pm and brought to the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters.

The Science Papers 018, 028 and 038, scheduled last Thursday, was postponed following a leak in the examination paper the day before.

On Thursday, the UPSR English Papers 014/1 and 014/2 were also found to have been leaked, causing an uproar among the public.

The leak has forced 473,175 pupils from 8,384 schools nationwide to re-sit their Science and English papers on Sept 30.

Following the fiasco, Malaysian Examinations Board chief Dr Na’imah Ishak and deputy Dr Wan Ilias Wan Salleh have been suspended. – The New Straits Times

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