DRB-Hicom To Ensure Puspakom Is Corruption Free
By Siti hawa Oyhman
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 (Bernama) — DRB-Hicom, which owns the Computerised Vehicle Inspection System Centre(Puspakom), aims to change the current system to ensure that it is corruption free.
DRB-HICOM managing director Datuk Mohd Khamil Jamil said the vehicle inspection system in place at present, was over a decade old and changing it could improve the services rendered by Puspakom while helping eradicate corruption.
“I have to change it to ensure Puspakom is completely free of corruption. The system is also suitable only for the technology that prevailed when it first began operations,” he told Bernama at a recent buka puasa event in Wisma Bernama.
Puspakom was taken over by DRB-HICOM 14 years ago.It was established in 1994, to conduct safety inspections on vehicles for the Malaysia Road Transport Department (JPJ), under a privatisation exercise.
Commenting on the recent raid on various Puspakom centres by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), Mohd Khamil said it was done with the full cooperation of the management.
He explained that Puspakom had in fact earlier sought the ACA’s assistance to curb corrupt practices in the organisation and had been given directions on adressing it.
In the ACA raid, some Puspakom staff were arrested for not following procedures in the inspection of vehicles and accepting bribes.
Vehicles which were not present for inspections were also reportedly given the seal of approval.
source : BERNAMA
Puspakom – Computerised Vehice Testing Centre
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It has a few outlets or center (cawangan) and one of them in wangsa maju.