Total revamp of CLP system to restore confidence of public and candidates in its integrity

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya, Monday): Malay Mail is to be commended for its journalistic coup with the expose of the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination papers-for-sale scam.

There had been talk for some years of the scandal of CLP examination  papers leaks and it casts a most adverse reflection on the authorities responsible for the conduct of the CLP examination that it had not acted diligently to safeguard the integrity, reputation and credibility of the CLP despite these widespread rumours - until it has to be exposed by Malay Mail.

Malay Mail has rightly lodged a police report because of the criminal offences involved and police investigations are being conducted, but the  CLP examination papers leaks scandal is not just a police matter but concerns public confidence in the integrity and standards of the CLP and the efficiency and competence of the CLP authorities.

For this reason, there should be a complete revamp of the CLP to ensure that there could be no  whiff of suspicion about the rectitude and integrity of the CLP system - and such a revamp but not only be done but seen to be done!


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman