Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate allegations of corrupt practices in Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (Puspakom) nationwide.
Liow said although he believed Puspakom had done a lot to restrain corrupt practice among its staffs and officers, a thorough MACC investigation was a must to clear the agency’s name.
“These allegations are serious and investigations must be carried out to stop people from making accusations against Puspakom and Road Transport Department (RTD) whenever fatal accidents occur.
“MACC must investigate to ensure there is no corruption among members and its officers,” he told reporters after inspecting Sungai Kertau flood alleviation project at Felda Lurah Bilut in Bentong, Pahang today.
Liow said this when questioned on allegations by people on misconducts and corrupt practices by Puspakom staffs particularly when carrying out inspections on commercial vehicles and taxis.
The transport minister also said that two special units had been formed to check corruption in a more aggressive and comprehensive manner involving agencies and departments under his ministry namely the integrity and the internal audit units.
“Through these units, we can identify crucial issues and immediate action can be taken,” he said.