More Malaysian road transport officers nabbed over sale of junked posh Singapore cars

Officers checking the luxury car from Singapore which was confiscated by the authorities.
Officers checking the luxury car from Singapore which was confiscated by the authorities.PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

ALOR SETAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's anti-corruption agenccy have arrested two more Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers over their 'insider's role' in a syndicate that sold scrapped luxury cars brought in from Singapore.

The duo - aged 32 and 29 - were arrested at the Petaling Jaya JPJ office on Thursday and brought to the Alor Setar Court for remand on Friday (Sept 23). The two, an assistant enforcement officer and an administration assistant, have been remanded until Sept 29.

State MACC director Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohamad confirmed the arrests, which were the result of follow-up operations under an operation conducted by the Putrajaya Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Kedah, Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur since Tuesday.

MACC officers have already detained a 31-year-old female JPJ administration assistant and her husband, who is a factory worker and used car salesman, in Kulim.

A 32-year-old car salesman from Kuantan and a 33-year-old online businessman from Kuala Lumpur were also arrested in connection with the case.

MACC Intelligence Division director Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya has said that the syndicate used agents to promote the luxury cars through social media, especially Facebook, and sold them at cheap prices with guarantees of 'legal' documents.

"False documents from Puspakom, the Chemistry Department and the Customs Department were used to 'legalise' the cars," he said. Puspakom is a Malaysian computerised vehicle inspection company.

All the suspects have been remanded for further investigations.