The MACC has arrested 46 Enforcement Officers of the Penang JPJ (Road Transport Department)…


21 April 2019

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20 April 2019

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The MACC has nabbed another 22 Penang RTD officers who were suspected to be part of a lorry protection racket in the state.

The officers, aged 32 to 55, had allegedly collectively received RM10,000 per month to protect errant lorry drivers and their vehicles. They had received over RM140,000 thus far.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed the arrests.

The MACC will seek to remand the 22 officers tomorrow.

Previously, 23 Penang RTD officers had been detained in connection with the same racket.

Bernama previously reported that the officers would leak information on RTD enforcement operations to the lorry drivers.

The drivers would also be provided with special stickers so they could be easily identified and exempted from action.

The MACC said today that it may summon the Penang Road Transport Department director and top management to assist in its investigations if deemed necessary.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/473034

GEORGE TOWN: Twenty-nine individuals, including 24 enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ), will be remanded by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Wednesday (April 17).

It is believed the officers were arrested on suspicion of protecting lorry drivers who committed road offences in Penang from law enforcement.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/17/24-jpj-officers-in-penang-face-macc-remand/#VyOf0cok8YkRVC02.99

19 April 2019

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PUTRAJAYA: MACC have arrested 31 people including officers with the Road Transport Department believed to be protecting lorry drivers who have committed road offences in Penang.

Those arrested include 23 enforcement offices from the Penang JPJ.

The arrests were made at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office in Penang between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday (April 16).

According to sources, eight people arrested were civilians who are proxies, middlemen and owners of companies.

Sources also said the enforcement officers were believed to have received monthly payment, totalling between RM10,000 and RM32,000.

“The payment is as an inducement not to take action against lorry drivers who committed road offences.

“The payment is also for tip offs, which the companies and drivers receive to alert them on JPJ operations,” said a source.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki, who confirmed the arrests, said this major operation was conducted by MACC officers from the headquarters, with the assistance from its Penang office.

“We had conducted surveillance on their activities for a few months and have also received information and tip offs from the public,” he said.

The MACC will bring those arrested to the Magistrate Court in Georgetown to obtain a remand order.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/16/macc-arrests-31-including-rtd-officers/#VHplzkFGWVK1ytSX.99

 

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