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Former deputy of Malaysia road transport department fined $640 for driving offence

PUTRAJAYA – A former Road Transport Department (JPJ) deputy director-general has been slapped with the maximum fine of RM2,000 (S£642) for illegally using the emergency lane during a traffic jam. Magistrate Muhammad Zaki Abd Kudos found Datuk Yusoff Ayob (pic) guilty of the offence, after considering the testimony and submissions heard in court throughout the trial. He handed down a RM2,000 fine, in default four months prison.

Yusoff, 58, was charged on July 18 with driving a vehicle with the plate number BLY 68 on the emergency lane in Lingkaran Putrajaya here at 6.27pm on Oct 7 last year. In mitigation, his lawyer Datuk Baljit Singh Sidhu asked for an adequate sentence. Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Izzat Fauzan urged the court for an exemplary sentence, with a fine and prison time.

He said that Yusoff needed to be held to a higher standard as he was a high-ranking civil servant within the JPJ.

“He has a duty to uphold the law, yet he himself broke it,” said Muhammad Izzat.

Yusoff was transferred to the Public Service Department on July 21. news POST

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