QuickCheck: Did plainclothes officers stop a bus on its way to Nilai, as seen in a viral video?

A screen capture of the video that went viral showing one of the plainclothes JPJ enforcement officers.

A VIDEO of three men stopping a bus on the PLUS Highway has gone viral. The trio claimed to be Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers conducting a sanctioned stop as part of an ongoing operation, but some on social media have questioned this.

Is it true that plainclothes JPJ officers stopped a bus heading to Nilai?



JPJ has confirmed that the three men seen in a viral video were part of its enforcement team.

The three plainclothes enforcement personnel had stopped a bus during an operation at around noon on April 16 on the highway heading to North Nilai, it said in a statement on Friday (April 19).

"JPJ wishes to clarify that enforcement personnel are allowed to be disguised in plainclothes without uniform in an operation.

"However the enforcement personnel must present his identification card which is issued by the director-general if asked for in line with Section 123 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987," it added.

The department said as police reports have been lodged over the video, it is best for the public not to speculate and allow the police to conduct a comprehensive investigation.

JPJ said the Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2024 operation which ran from April 1 to 20 was conducted to ensure the safety of road users, especially express bus passengers.

"During the entire operation the department used various methods of monitoring accident-prone areas such as using drone technology, personnel disguised as passengers of express buses, using non-official vehicles without the department emblem, and also acting on complaints from the public through eAduan in the MyJPJ application," read the statement.


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