GEORGE TOWN: Six additional staff from the Road Traffic Department (RTD) were sitting today at a court in Butterworth, who has been charged with racket to protect the driver of the truck in Penang.
They were among the 18 lowest RTD enforcement officials accused of being charged with charges of alleged criminal offenses beginning today, according to Latheef Koy, Chief Commissioner for Combating Corruption of Malaysia (MACC) yesterday.
The six RTD officers who were accused today were among 31 individuals, including 23 members of the RTD executive who were arrested by the MACC on 16 April to assist with investigations into corruption activities that are supposed to protect truck drivers who have committed the traffic offenses, especially for overloading, in Penang.
RTD staff ranked between the 19th and the 32nd class considered that it received monthly payments ranging from 10,000 to 32,000 RM as an incentive not to take action against traveling truck drivers and to leak information about RTD operations. – Bernama