CVLB wants 2,000 officers more

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 22 May 2003


KUALA LUMPUR: The Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB) has asked for about 2,000 enforcement officers attached to other agencies to be put under its control. 

Its chairman Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar said this was one way to solve the board’s shortage of enforcement staff, which had resulted in RM50mil in fines and compounds not collected. CVLB only has 32 enforcement officers in the country, including Sabah and Sarawak, he said during a press conference at the board’s headquarters yesterday. 

Besides the CVLB’s officers, enforcement of rules regarding commercial vehicles was currently carried out by other agencies, especially the Road Transport Department. 

“Stronger enforcement capabilities would enhance the board’s role as a one-stop centre (for matters concerning commercial vehicles),” he said. 

On the recent proposal for a common ticket for express buses, Raja Ahmad Zainuddin said he was misunderstood. 

“What I actually proposed is for a uniform ticket to be printed by the board and then issued to the companies,” he said, adding that this would enable the public to recognise fake tickets sold by touts as real tickets would bear features that are difficult to counterfeit.  

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