Remaining six RTD officers to be charged today

Remaining six RTD officers to be charged today

BUTTERWORTH: The remaining six enforcement officers of the Penang Road Transport Department (RTD) will be charged in the Sessions Court here today for allegedly protecting lorry drivers who violated traffic laws.

All of them were alleged to have received the bribes from a transport company’s director as an inducement not to take action against the company’s errant lorry drivers who committed traffic violations in the state.

They were among 18 RTD enforcement officers to be charged in stages for the alleged offence beginning Wednesday.

As of yesterday, 11 RTD enforcement officers including a woman and a former Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) personnel pleaded not guilty to the same charge.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya when asked whether there will be more arrests after this, said she could not provide information because she did not want to the investigation to be interrupted.

“We urge the media to understand this as this is a syndicate-related case and we do not want to jeopardise the investigation,” she said during her working visit to Penang on Tuesday.

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