'Stiffer penalties for RTD deputy DG if court knew of his post'

Koh Jun Lin

Modified 19 Jul 2017, 8:31 am

The Road Transport Department (RTD) deputy director-general Yusoff Ayob may have gotten stiffer penalties for driving on the emergency lane if his senior post was brought to the court’s attention.

Lawyer Syahredzan Johan said Yusoff was a senior official in the agency that was supposed to be enforcing the very same law that he was breaking, and this fact could have been raised in court as an aggravating factor in the case.

“At that particular hearing, the thing which I noticed was that the person who prosecuted the case did not actually inform the court or submitted in getting a higher sentence...

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