RTD officers remanded for protecting lorry drivers

Written by: mottaman | 17 Apr 2019 12:14
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17 Apr 2019 12:14

Road Transport Department (RTD) officers believed to be protecting lorry drivers in Penang were remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today.

According to reports, the 24 RTD enforcement officers were among 29 individuals from the RTD nabbed by the MACC in Penang.

They  were brought before the Penang Magistrates court at 10.30am.

The arrests were made at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office in Penang between 10am and 4pm yesterday.

According to sources in an earlier news report, the civilians arrested included proxies, middlemen and owners of companies.

Sources told The Star that said the enforcement officers were believed to have received monthly payments, totaling between RM10,000 and RM32,000.

“The payment is an inducement not to take action against lorry drivers who committed road offences," said one source.

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