'Crippled' Penang JPJ gets help from Perak counterpart

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 21 Apr 2019

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The Penang Road Transport Department, which is practically “crippled” following the arrest of 46 of its enforcement officers for alleged corruption, is getting help from its Perak counterpart.

Penang JPJ director Mohamat Johari Mat Nor (pic) told reporters on Sunday (April 21) that Perak JPJ had seconded six officers on Friday (April 19) to ensure enforcement operations would continue as normal.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission detained the 46 officers over the week for allegedly protecting lorry drivers who violated traffic laws, especially overloading.

Six of the officers are on remand pending investigations while the rest have been released on bail.

It is believed that the total takings ran into thousands for the alleged “close one eye” service provided. - Bernama