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Court throws out govt’s appeal over UPSR paper leak

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SEREMBAN: The High Court here today dismissed the government’s appeal against a Tamil school teacher for having in his handphone, a Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) exam paper.

Judge Kamaludin Md Said held that the prosecution failed to prove the ingredient of the charge against P Murugan.

“I am in agreement with the Sessions Court judge that the evidence during trial was based on facts and the prosecution could not even establish a prima facie case ,” he said in his oral ruling.

On April 16 last year, the now retired Sessions Judge Jagjit Singh acquitted Murugan and another teacher K Subbarau for unauthorised possession of copies of the 2014 UPSR examination papers.

On Sept 5 this year, High Court judge Siti Mariam Othman also threw out the government’s appeal against Subbarau….

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