SEREMBAN, Nov 6 – Two Tamil School teachers in Nilai claimed trial in the Sessions Court here Wednesday to unauthorised possession of copies of this year’s Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) examination papers. Subbarau@ Kamalanathan, 34, is facing five charges involving Mathematics Papers (I and II), Tamil Language Paper for Comprehension, and Tamil Language Papers, Writing and Science.
He allegedly committed the offences via a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone between Sept 9 and Sept 17. P. Murugan, 36, is accused of unauthorised possession of Mathematics, Paper I, via a Lenovo smartphone. If convicted, both accused could be jailed between one and seven years, under Section 8(1)(c)(iii) of the Official Secrets Act 1972 (Act 88).
Judge Datuk Jagjit Singh Bant Singh set RM3,000 as bail, with one surety for Subbarau, and RM2,000 with one surety for Murugan. He also ordered their passports to be temporarily impounded by the court, and set Dec 15 for mention of both cases. Deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin and Muhamad Abu Hassan Ramli appeared for the prosecution. Counsel Haresh Mahadevan, Ramzaini Idris, A. Patheeban, S. Veerapan, Lee Kai Yet, Lee Kok Wah and AK Dass represented the two accused.