On February 14th
, couples around the world were busy proclaiming their love to their significant others. But for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), it was business as usual as they cracked scams involving certified medical practitioners who were selling fake medical certificates (MC) for drivers of public vehicles in Penang.
The operation managed to detain 10 people – seven of them were doctors from various clinics on the island and mainland. “There may be more arrests soon as investigations progress,” Penang MACC director Datuk Abdul Aziz Aban told the New Straits Times
at a press conference earlier this morning.
Surprisingly, some of the doctors have been in this illegal operation between four to 10 years. "Their operations are very secretive. Only those in the business will know the services provided by the seven doctor, including one from a government hospital,” Abdul Aziz added.
1,600 JPJ L8 forms and 700 forms, which had been stamped and signed by doctors of non-existent clinics, and also fake rubber stamps were seized during the raid. It was said that the doctors charged between RM3 to RM30 for each fake MC.