Raja Singam said that on October 6, two days before the supplementary CLP examination, he submitted copies of the Evidence paper he intercepted to the Attorney-General Datuk Seri Ainum Mohd Saaid, DPP Vong Poh Fah, Bukit Aman police, 10 senior lawyers and a local daily.
It is also most shocking that Raja Singam had submitted a report of the CLP exam leak to the Qualifying Board last year, but he was told to provide evidence that the leaks actually occurred - a colossal abdication of responsibility on the part of the Qualifying Board to tighten internal checks and balances to uphold the credibility and integrity of the examination.
The latest concern which has arisen from the CLP examination papers
scam is that candidates who should have passed the CLP this year
had been victimised because of marks-tampering by the syndicate involving
insiders selling the leaked CLP papers - as by lowering the marks of those
who should have passed in order to “make way” for those who bought the
DAP calls for the establishment of an independent audit by reputable professionals, whether in the academia or in the profession, to review the marking of all the CLP papers this year to rectify any marks-tampering resulting in students deserving to pass being deliberately failed by the syndicate merchandising the leaked exam papers. The audit panel should be empowered to award passes to candidates who had been failed as a result of such marks-tampering.
The gross injustice of the leaked CLP exam papers must not be compounded by the new injustice of penalising innocent, honest and hardworking candidates as a result of the indiscriminate nullification of the CLP exam results this year.
The 25.19 per cent clear passes for the CLP this year or 232 of the total of 921 candidates is the lowest pass rate in the 17-year history of the CLP. The pass rate for the CLP examination was 80 per cent during its first year in 1984, but it dropped seriously in the last few years to 30 per cent, registering 40.01 per cent in 1995, 38.56 per cent in 1996, 45.75 per cent in 1997 and 32.85 per cent last year.
If the CLP passes this year are the result of rampant examination paper leaks, why then is the pass rate this year lowest when compared to previous years? This question calls for a satisfactory answer from the Qualifying Board.
The whole conduct of the CLP examination, and the manner the Qualifying Board had handled the exam papers scam after its expose in utter disregard of the emotional trauma suffered by innocent CLP candidates, stink to high heaven and is a thorough discredit and disgrace to the professionalism, competence and sense of justice of the Board members.
As a first step to restore public confidence in the CLP and the Qualifying
Board, DAP calls for a four-point formula: