MACC hauls 7 JPJ officers on misappropriation of road tax charges

Jerrica · Feb 22, 2021 03:06 PM

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested 7 counter officers working at the Johor Road Transport Department (JPJ). The suspects are accused of misappropriating road tax collection involving 1,000 types of vehicles.

Harian Metro reports a source has confirmed with them that the suspects are made up of 5 men and 2 women aged between 27 to 42 years old.

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They are suspected of manipulating the MySikap system resulting in a leakage of RM 3.1 million over a 6-month period, from July to December 2019.

MACC Head of Commissions, Datuk Seri Azam Bakti told the daily that MACC started the probe when they were alerted of the suspicion by the Integrity Department of the JPJ Director-General office.

He requested anybody who has more information about the matter to inform MACC right away.

He further appealed to the public who have made payments at JPJ's counters to always double-check their receipts after conducting their business to make sure they have not been scammed in the process.

All 7 suspects will be hauled to the Johor Bahru Magistrate Court for the remand processes and the case will be investigated under Section 18 of the Corruption Act 2009.

Jerrica

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