I AM deeply disturbed to know that, yet again, examination papers have been leaked.
It is obvious that the people entrusted with the task of keeping the papers secure cannot be trusted and, therefore, drastic measures must be taken against them.
The method of securing the examination scripts must also be reviewed urgently because, in the coming months, there will be Penilaian Menengah Rendah, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia examinations.
How will the reaction be if there is another allegation, claim or evidence of leaked scripts?
What is the action then?
Do not just say that investigations will be conducted or that investigations are still not complete.
As a parent and citizen, I demand immediate action against the perpetrators.
The people responsible for the leaks should be named and shamed.
This matter must be considered a crime, not a mere dereliction of duty.
They should be sent to jail and, if need be, caned.
Future or would-be perpetrators need to be shown that such action does not pay.
As a citizen, I demand the following:
A THOROUGH police investigation that should result in arrests and convictions;
AN investigation and recommendation by the auditor-general on how it happened and how to prevent it from happening again;
A PRESENTATION of the report to parliament for the ministers responsible to explain how it happened and the measures they are taking to prevent it from happening again;
THOSE responsible for the drafting, collating, printing of examination scripts need to be vetted by the police and closely monitored; and,
NATIONAL examination scripts should be escorted by the police.
These measures are needed to send the message to everyone that this is a criminal act that needs to be punished. Megat Shah Rizal Noor Ikhsan,Kuala Lumpur NST Letters 12 SEPTEMBER 2014 @ 8:07 AM