KULAI — April 18, 2019: The Transport Ministry, while acknowledging the longstanding existence of corruption among some enforcement personnel of the Road Transport Department, is unable to bring charges against those involved as there is no evidence.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke however welcomes any action to act against those responsible.
“Any civil servant, especially RTD officers engaging in corrupt practices… we welcome firm action from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
“We know and have long heard of such corrupt practices. There are also enforcement officers who are protecting truck operators and so on.
“We have been hearing such stories for a long time but to obtain evidence, enforce the law this requires careful investigation and planning from the MACC, and we are confident of the MACC’s ability to investigate and arrest,” he remarked to reporters after opening the FedEx Johor station here today.
Loke was asked on the arrest of 31 individuals by the MACC yesterday which included 24 Penang RTD enforcement officers for being allegedly involved in corruption.
He is confident of the credibility and leadership of the RTD director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid in managing the department and eradicating such practices as Shaharuddin previously headed the MACC legal advisory office. — Bernama