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RTD rebranding to be people-friendly, says new DG

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Road Transport Department (RTD) will be rebranded so that it will not be seen as a department which inconveniences the public, said its new director-general, Shaharuddin Khalid.

Speaking to reporters on his first day at the RTD office here today, Shaharuddin said he would review the department’s system and procedure to see if they inconvenienced the people.

Shaharuddin, who was previously head of the legal advisory office in MACC, said he was determined to improve the department’s administrative practices and transform it into one of the more excellent and top-notch road transport enforcement bodies in the Asean region.

"I do not want to be seen as a corruption buster. Every government sector is committed to rejecting corruption and it is an ongoing process," Shaharuddin, 57, said when commenting on his MACC background.

He joined the MACC in 1984 as an investigation officer.

He said his vision was to improve the RTD’s performance, but this did not mean that the department was problematic.

"We (RTD) are good and we want to bring ourselves higher," he said.

Shaharuddin said the RTD would also work more with other related government bodies like the police and local authorities.

- Bernama

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