September 11th, 2014

Examination board director lodges police report over leaked UPSR papers

PUTRAJAYA, 11 Sept — The Malaysian Examination Board director Dr Na’imah Ishak today lodged a police report on the leak in the question papers for English Language 014/1 and 014/2 (Paper 1 and 2) for the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR).

She lodged the report at 7.50pm at the Putrajaya district police headquarters after seeing a picture of a set of questions published in a Malay tabloid was similar with the actual English Language question paper for UPSR.

She shouldn't had reported or she had forgottened about the Whistleblower's Act, those who reported will be blamed ...

Putrajaya district police chief ACP Abdul Razak Abdul Majid said the case would be investigated under Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act 1972.

Police have recorded statement from the complainant and are investigating, he said when contacted by Bernama.

Today's report is the second lodged by Dr Na’imah. Yesterday, she lodged a report on the leak in the question papers for Science 018, 028, 038, also at the Putrajaya police station.

The Examinations Syndicate had announced that pupils would have to resit the 2014 UPSR Science 018, 028 and 038 papers as well as the English Language 014/1 and 014/2 papers on Sept 30 following a leak. — Bernama Malaymail Online September 11, 2014

UPSR English papers leaked, students to re-sit at later date

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry confirmed today that the English papers 014 (1) and 014 (2) have been leaked.

Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh announced that all 473,175 UPSR candidates who had sat for their English papers this morning were required to re-sit for the English papers at a date to be announced soon.

"We have just confirmed the English papers have been leaked about 11am today and it is too late to postpone it like what we have done for the Science papers.

"We will try to hold it on the same day when the pupils sit for their Science papers or on another date not so far apart from Sept 30 ," he told reporters.

Idris urged the public to refer to the ministry's and the Malaysia Examination Board's websites for information related to the UPSR examination.

The ministry, he said, would also form an independent committee to ensure no more leakage in the future.

On why the Science paper had to be postponed to Sept 30, Idris said it would need time to print out the new set of questions and involve logistics to distribute the exam papers.  

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Resit for UPSR English paper on September 30

Year Six pupils will resit their UPSR English papers 1 and  2 (codes 014/1 and 014/2) on September 30, the same date as the Science paper which was postponed yesterday, the Education Ministry announced.

Earlier today, Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh revealed that the Examinations Board had discovered that the English papers had been leaked this morning and announced that pupils would have to retake the test on another date.

Although the ministry had known about the leak this morning, Year 6 pupils went on to sit for their English papers 1 and 2 today.

In a statement today, the Examinations Syndicate announced that the English papers (014/1 and 014/2) had to be cancelled after leaks were discovered. The statement also announced that Year 6 pupils would have to retake the papers on September 30.

This follows the postponement of UPSR Science papers, which had also been leaked. The ministry announced the leak yesterday and scheduled September 30 as the new date for students to sit for the Science paper.

More than 470,000 Year Six pupils at 8,299 centres are affected by these leaks. The retake of the English papers, however, will not affect those from vernacular schools.

More than 50,000 exam invigilators are also involved, and Idris said that the papers have to be rescheduled to as late as September 30 in order to handle the massive logistics involved.

The statement by the Examinations Syndicate said it will carry out a thorough investigation into all claims of leaked question papers.

"This is to ensure that the public's trust in the validity and trustworthiness in the results given by the Examinations Board will not be compromised," it read.

"We will work with authorities to identify those responsible and bring them to justice."

Idris had earlier promised to get to the bottom of the incident, saying the leaks of both exam papers were a serious matter.

"This never should have happened. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the matter and will take the harshest action possible against those who were responsible for the leaks," he had said.

He also announced that a "high-profile" independent committee would be set up to look into the recurring problem of examination paper leaks and advise the ministry on actions to be taken.

"Because of the seriousness of the matter, we will set up a committee, which will give us their advice on what steps to take to ensure this does not happen again," Idris said. –   September 11, 2014.

Muhyiddin cries sabotage over UPSR exam leaks

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is shouting sabotage over the leaks of the Science and English papers in the UPSR examinations, according to Utusan Online.

The Malay news portal said Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, did not discount the possibility that the act was aimed at him and the ministry.

"I consider this an act of sabotage out to affect my integrity and that of my ministry," he was quoted as saying from Vientiane, Laos.

Sumber: Berita Harian Terkini 11 September 2014

Expressing his anger and sadness over the incidents, he said swift action had been taken to trace the culprits as well as a thorough review of the current standard operating procedures in the preparation of the exam papers to prevent such incidents from recurring.

The Education Ministry today announced that Year 6 pupils would have to resit the English paper under a national primary school test.

Close to 500,000 Year 6 pupils sat for their English papers 1 and 2 earlier today, only to be told they would have to resit them on September 30 after the leaks were discovered.

This is the second subject to have its UPSR examination paper leaked. Yesterday, the ministry announced that the Science paper scheduled for today, was postponed to September 30 due to leaks.

Rumours of a leak in the Mathematics paper are also being investigated by the ministry.

Muhyiddin had apologised yesterday to parents and pupils affected by the leak of the UPSR Science paper, while opposition lawmakers are demanding that heads roll over such serious breaches.

Leakages of question papers in national examinations are reported almost every year but usually in higher-level national exams.

Last year, a report was made after questions from the mathematics and additional mathematics papers in the Form Five Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia were allegedly leaked in a seminar.

Police later rubbished the claims, saying that the questions were only forecasted ones. – September 11, 2014.

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Kertas Bahasa Inggeris UPSR bocor, calon perlu duduki semula

PUTRAJAYA: Seramai 473,175 calon Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) perlu menduduki semula kertas Bahasa Inggeris 1 dan 2 berikutan berlaku kebocoran soalan.

Perkara ini diumumkan Menteri Pendidikan II, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, sebentar tadi.

Idris juga mengumumkan Kementerian Pendidikan sudah membentuk satu jawatankuasa bebas bagi memastikan kebocoran soalan peperiksaan tidak lagi berlaku pada masa depan.

"Ia (set kertas peperiksaan) adalah soalan yang lengkap. Jadi kita akan tubuhkan satu jawatankuasa bebas dan berprofil tinggi dengan mengambil kira keseriusan dan untuk melihat apa yang telah berlaku sebenarnya.

"Jawatankuasa ini bukan sahaja untuk menghukum mereka yang terlibat tetapi juga memastikan perkara ini tidak berulang selain memberi pandangan kepada kementerian apakah langkah-langkah yang perlu diambil," katanya.

Semalam, Kementerian Pendidikan mengumumkan penangguhan kertas Sains 018, 028 dan 038 yang dijadualkan hari ini kerana didapati bocor. Tarikh baharu ujian kertas itu ialah pada 30 September ini.

Sebahagian daripada soalan beserta jawapan kertas Bahasa Inggeris Kertas 1 yang didakwa akan keluar dalam peperiksaan sebenar hari ini.

Petang tadi, Lembaga Peperiksaan mengumumkan ujian kertas Bahasa Inggeris itu akan turut diadakan pada 30 September.

Mengulas lanjut, Idris berkata panel jawatankuasa bebas itu akan dilantik berdasarkan mereka yang memahami aspek keselamatan tinggi seiring dengan perkembangan teknologi yang semakin pesat.

"Kita akan pastikan jawatankuasa ini berterusan dan akan terus memberikan cadangan kepada kementerian apakah langkah, tindakan, tahap keselamatan yang perlu dibuat dari semasa ke semasa supaya kita dapat mengatasi isu perkembangan teknologi yang digunakan oleh mereka yang ada akses kepada teknologi atau menyalahgunakan kuasa," katanya. Berita Harian Semasa KHAMIS, 11 SEPTEMBER 2014 @ 2:00 PM