RTD uncovers permit scam, 2 runners nabbed

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RTD uncovers permit scam, 2 runners nabbed

Postby admin » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:07 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: At least one doctor is signing blank application forms for drivers to renew Public Service Vehicle (PSV) permits, without having to undergo any medical check-up.
This came to light yesterday when Road Transport Department enforcement officers Sulaiman Saat and Hamzah Masri arrested two touts at the RTD office in Wangsa Maju here.

The men, in their 20s, were arrested while they were dealing with a customer.

Federal Territory Road Transport Department director Mohd Nadzri Osman said the men were runners of a syndicate providing such services.

It is learnt that PSV applicants pay RM50 to the syndicate to renew their permits, without having to undergo a medical check-up.
A form, signed by a doctor operating a clinic in Taman Segar in Cheras here, was also seized from the men.

"The document complete with the clinic's approval stamp would be ready in several minutes. That is strange as the clinic is about 30km from our office.

"How can the document be approved by the doctor at the clinic in just a few minutes?" Nadzri asked.

It is learnt that of the RM50 paid to the runners, they keep RM25 while the clinic gets RM5. RM20 is the permit fee.

Nadzri said the syndicate had been operating for several weeks.

"Drivers applying and renewing PSV permits must go for a medical check-up. This is to ensure that they are medically fit to drive public vehicles."

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