MALACCA: Some young drivers and motorcyclists here are getting their licences without having to undergo any test.
Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers are taking bribes from driving schools to provide the licences, says Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).
State MACC director Ramli Ismail said several JPJ officers had been detained and the commission was now investigating the extent of corruption in the issuance of the licences.
However, he said early investigation showed that some of the arrested officers had received money.
“We believe these transactions have been going on for a long time and my team is now looking at various angles.
Ramli said the investigation would not just be on the officers but also driving schools that may be involved.
“The driving instructors and even the learners could be part of this scam,” he said.
“This trend also places other motorists at risk as those driving without proper training could endanger the lives of other road users,” he said.
“It’s still premature for me to divulge more information until we have completed the investigation,” he said yesterday.