Two high school boys landed in hot water with police over the weekend after a video of one of them chastising the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or O-level history paper went viral on social media.
The secondary school student was seen ranting about the SPM History exam in a now-deleted but popular TikTok video, where he first vented his rage at the person who created the questions.
“To whoever prepared the SPM History paper, f*** you!” he said while pointing his middle finger at the camera.
He then directed his annoyance at Singapore, declaring that he despised the city-state because a question about the country was included in the history paper.
“Singapore’s nothing but a kampung. They’re so poor even their water comes from Malaysia! Why should it be included in the exam?”
The student added that it was a “waste of time” because several of the topics he studied, like nationalism and the Constitution, never came up in the paper.
Supt Suffian Abdullah, the district police chief of Hulu Selangor, said the 18-year-olds were apprehended after a teacher filed a report.
“The viral video on TikTok and Facebook showed a male student in his school uniform expressing his dissatisfaction with the SPM History paper.
“The student used vulgar words to criticise those who had set the questions and also insulted Singapore,” Suffian said in a statement.
He said the district police headquarters criminal investigation department nabbed the students at their homes and also seized their respective phones.
“Urine tests for drugs on both suspects turned out to be negative and further checks showed that they do not have any past criminal record.
“The case is being investigated under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1995 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998.”
Suffian advised the public to stop spreading the video, which could cause discord and confusion among the people.
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