Transfer of JPJ officers: No reshuffle, just filling vacancies


PUTRAJAYA: There is no necessity for a major reshuffle in the Road Transport Department (JPJ) following the transfer of two senior officers to other departments, says Deputy Transport Minister Ab Aziz Kaprawi.

“There is no reshuffle, merely the filling up of vacancies,” he said when met by reporters at the appreciation ceremony for the National Road Safety Campaign and Integrated Operations in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri here today.

He was asked if the JPJ would make a major reshuffle following the transfers of the JPJ deputy director-general (operations) Yusoff Ayob and director of enforcement V Valluvan Veloo to the Public Service Department (JPA) effective last Friday.

According to the report, Yusoff’s transfer was believed to be linked to the court case he was facing for driving on the emergency lane.

Valluvan’s transfer was believed to be linked to the incident involving three members of the JPJ Special Action Squad (PTK), in the break-in into the office of JPJ director-general Nadzri Siron on July 13.

Aziz said police were still investigating the case and action against the three PTK members would be decided upon by the JPA.