SMK Aminuddin Baki in Johor Baru has denied playing politics after a photograph of the school's SPM Moral Studies trial examination paper, describing the Bersih 3.0 protest as an illegal rally, was circulated on the Internet.

"We had no intention to politicise (this matter). We are not partisan to any political party.

"We only emphasise good values and about the damage that happened (in the rally)," the school's principal Wan Hajasham Harun said when contacted by Malaysiakini today.

NONEThe exam paper carries a photograph of the April 28 rally and is followed by the question: "Is it appropriate for a citizen to participate in an illegal assembly?".

The correct answer is: "Not appropriate."

Asked if the school would apologise following the uproar on the Internet, Wan Hajasham replied: "I will respond to the district education department and the (education) ministry, if it is raised."

She added that thus far, the matter had not been brought up.

Yesterday, Deputy Education Minister Puad Zarkashi said there was "no problem" with the question, so long as it did not touch on racial and religious sensitivities or insult any individual.