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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

3 JPJ staff arrested for allegedly ‘selling’ driving licences

KUALA LUMPUR -  On Monday, Bernama reported that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested 14 people over in East Malaysia, including three officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) to facilitate investigations into the 'sale' of driving licences.

According to the report, the suspects, aged between 19 and 50, were detained in a special operation carried out over the past week in Limbang, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu.

It was reported that a price of between RM2,500 to RM2,800 was paid for each licence, depending on the class of vehicle.

State MACC director Datuk Badrul Shah Norman was quoted as saying that those detained comprise three RTD officers, nine members of the public who wished to obtain driving licence, and two individuals acting as 'middle-men'.

“Initial MACC investigations have indicated that bribes were given to obtain licences to drive vehicles of various classes, without taking a driving test,” he said.

He added that the parties were found trying to obtain the licences by submitting false documents to change Brunei driving licences into Malaysian ones.


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