This week, Malaysians were in deep shock over claims saying that the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 exam questions for History Paper 2 had been leaked.
According to The Star, a text message with a list of topics in the structured and essay portions of the paper were circulated on WhatsApp, just moments before the paper began at 10am yesterday (Wednesday, 24th February).
The local publication further revealed that among the topics that were leaked include “Resistance in Perak (Penentangan di Perak)”, “Maritime”, and “Vision 2020 (Wawasan 2020)”. So far, the Ministry of Education has yet to release any statement to address the matter.
Following the shocking discovery, netizens – especially SPM 2020 examinees – were not having it at all. Scrolling through Twitter, many vented out their anger over the recent issue. In this case, most students argued that if the leak turns out to be true, all of the candidates would have to retake the exam.
As a result, the hashtag #SPM2020 has become a trending topic on social media. Check out some of their reactions below:
I did not put all of my efforts in studying sejarah papers just to get them bocor. yes.. I am disappointed, but I don’t want to repeat the fucking paper. #SPM2020
— kit ? ia cuz of spm (@T0AQIE) February 24, 2021
i don't want to repeat sejarah but wow am i pissed that there are people who's willing to bocor the paper. honestly cannot even blame the students for taking the chance. whoever exposed the questions are the ones u should focus ur hate on to #SPM2020
— cam ? (@itsscamelia) February 24, 2021
sia sia la aku jawab 2 muka surat penuh pasal masyarakat Arab JAHILIAH tup tup dengar soalan Sejarah BOCOR aii . So did you expect us students to walk into the hell again after barely survive from it ? YO I BARELY GET ENOUGH SLEEP JUST TO STUDY BCS IDK WHAT COME OUT .
— yuta's wife (@sssheral) February 24, 2021
— Thilo? (@Thilo_0718) February 24, 2021
In speaking to NST, Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) president Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim said the candidates must be “spared from retaking the paper“.
However, she stressed that a full investigation should be conducted to eradicate dishonest individuals who fail to uphold the integrity of the teaching profession.