44 people including 32 JPJ officers detained for protecting errant lorry drivers
Published 16 Mar 2021, 7:29 pm
The MACC has detained 44 individuals including 32 Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers and a traffic cop for allegedly protecting lorry drivers who committed traffic offences, particularly involving overloading and technical shortcomings of the lorries.
An MACC source said the people were arrested in a massive ‘Sukat Operation’ conducted in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Perlis, and Malacca since yesterday.
“The modus operandi of the syndicate included non-enforcement action by the officers against the lorry operators for the traffic offences committed after receiving bribes that were put into their personal accounts or those of their proxies monthly.
“They are believed to have been receiving RM150 to RM3,000 a month with the total amount estimated to be about RM1.6 million,” said the source.
It is understood that the JPJ officers are from various grades including senior officers while the proxies are members of the public.
The source said their corrupt practice had been going on from 2019 until 2020.
Woman among eight JPJ officers nabbed over graft
Bernama -March 16, 2021 2:50 PM
ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested 10 people, including eight Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement personnel, to assist in investigations into corruption cases involving operators and employees of a transportation company.
Kedah MACC director Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap said all the suspects, including a woman, were arrested around Alor Setar and Kulim, yesterday at between 8.25am and 7.45pm.
He said apart from the enforcement officers, the MACC also detained a retiree and a civilian.
“They have been detained for allegedly giving and accepting bribes from operators and employees of a transportation company, as an inducement to not take any action against the lorries belonging to the company which had committed offences under the Road Transport Act 1987,” he said in a statement here today.
Three JPJ enforcers, two proxies remanded six days to facilitate probe into bribery case in Ipoh
Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 01:56 PM MYT
IPOH, March 16 — Three Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers and two proxies were remanded for six days starting today to facilitate investigations into a bribery case.
The remand order was issued by Magistrate Nur Melati Diana Abdul Wahab after the five men were brought to the court in the lock-up attire by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission at 10.30am.
The MACC, in a statement, said they were among the eight JPJ enforcers from Perak, Pahang and Penang and four proxies arrested yesterday on suspicion of accepting bribes from owners and workers of a transportation company as an inducement for them to not taking action against the company’s lorries detained for offences under the JPJ Act 1987.
The case is being investigated under Section 17(a) and 16(a)(B) of the MACC Act 2009. — Bernama