SEREMBAN - Two Tamil vernacular school teachers were acquitted and discharged by the Sessions Court here for allegedly being in possession of official secrets related to leaks in three Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination papers last year.
L.Subarau@ Kamalanathan 36, from SJKT Ladang Batang Benar and Murugan Palanisamy, 34, from SJKT Ladang Lenggeng were jubilant when judge Jagjit Singh Bant Singh delivered his verdict on Thursday.
The duo had on Nov 5 claimed trial to six counts of being in possession of official secrets and sharing the information with others in relation to the leak in three UPSR papers.
Both were charged under section 8 (1) of the Official Secrets Act, which provides a jail term of between one and seven years.
They allegedly committed the offences between Sept 8 and 16 when the examinations took place.
Subarau was slapped with five charges namely for being in possession of the Math Paper 1 and 2, Bahasa Tamil (Comprehension), Bahasa Tamil (writing) and Science.
He allegedly had copies of the paper in his mobile phone.