He said police would also be detaining others soon, including those in possession of copies of the examination papers.
He said: “We have identified those who have the papers. As far as police are concerned, the case is solved.”
The police must be commended for its professionalism and one of the swiftest successes in police investigations in a matter of grave public interest.
As police has resolved the CLP paper leak scam, this is an additional and in fact the most powerful argument why the Legal Profession Qualifying Board should set aside its decision to nullify the CLP exam results this year to avoid victimising innocent, honest and hardworking candidates and end their emotional trauma.
The Attorney-General, Datuk Seri Ainum Mohd Saaid, who is Chairman of the Qualifying Board, should convene an emergency Board meeting in view of the police success to solve the CLP paper leak scam and rescind its earlier decision to nullify the CLP results for the July main examination and October supplementary examination this year.
The Qualifying Board must strictly adhere to the principle that the guilty in the CLP examination paper leak scam should be severely punished, while the innocent, honest and hardworking should not be victimised.
Malaysia has spoken out against the indiscriminate and disproportionate response of the United States administration in its relentless aerial bombardment of Afghanistan reckless of the lives of innocent Afghans in the attempt to hunt down Osama bin Laden, dismantle al Qaeda and topple the Taliban regime, but the Qualifying Board would be guilty of similar indiscriminate and disproporationate response to the CLP paper leak scam if innocent, honest and hardworking students are also targetted and victimised.
It is hoped that with the swift conclusion of police investigations, which will enable the authorities to mete out targetted, precise and proportionate punishment for the guilty concerned, the Qualifying Board could end the emotional trauma and agony which it had brought upon the successful CLP candidates - with several of them reduced to hysterial and emotional wrecks by the Board decision!
I had made two proposals for the assertion of public opinion to impress on the Qualifying Board its duty to act justly and fairly by rescinding its outrageous decision to nullify the CLP examination results this year: an all-party parliamentary motion on Monday to ask the Qualifying Board not to penalise innocent, honest and hardworking candidates who had passed the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination this year and an emergency extraordinary general meeting of the Malaysian Bar to urge the Qualifying Board to rescind its decision to nullify the CLP examination results this year.
It is hoped that both measures could be acted upon if the Qualifying Board refuses to respond to the pleas for justice and fairness, not only by the successful candidates unjustly victimised by the Board decision and the general public, but most important of all, in view of the success of the police in solving the crime to zero in on the guilty parties.