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Petrol Stations In Johor Under Investigation For Selling RON95 To Foreign Vehicles

Petrol Stations In Johor Under Investigation For Selling RON95 To Foreign Vehicles

Operators who sell RON95 petrol to foreign vehicle owners will be fined.

Fernando Fong

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The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is investigating two petrol stations in Johor Bahru for selling subsidized petrol to foreign vehicles from neighbouring countries.

Berita Harian quoted KPDNHEP Enforcement Director Azman Adam saying they received five complaints after the country’s border reopened on 1 April.

So far, we have identified two petrol stations involved in this case. Investigations under the Control of Supply Act 1971 are in the final stages.

KPDNHEP Enforcement Director Azman Adam on the action taken by his ministry.

He added that investigations are also being carried out to identify the petrol stations involved in three other complaints.

The identity and exact location of the company involved was not revealed.

Prohibition On Sale Of RON95 Petrol To Foreign-registered Vehicles.

At the same time, KPDNHEP reminded petrol stations not to allow vehicles from neighbouring countries to buy subsidized fuel.

Earlier, photos of drivers believed to be foreigners filling RON95 on their Singapore registered vehicles had gone viral on social media.

READ MORE: Ministry To Take Action On Singaporeans Caught ‘Stealing’ Subsidized Petrol

The situation prompted Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi to instruct KPDNHEP’s Enforcement Division to investigate.

Azman said his party did not hesitate to take action against any party who misappropriated subsidies, and if found guilty, they could be prosecuted according to the law.

KPDNHEP is grateful to consumers who channelled information on the case because it involves the issue of subsidies. If used a lot by foreigners, it may affect the supply quantity.

KPDNHEP Enforcement Director Azman Adam encouraging the public to cooperate on the matter.

Petrol Vigilante

Meanwhile, some netizens had come up with suggestions to deal with the matter because they felt the authorities are slow to act.

A Facebook user Mohd Anshahrizat Aluhar suggested pressing the emergency shutoff on petrol pumps.

He said this should only be a last resort if the foreigners refused to listen and continued to pump the RON95.

His suggestion triggered a debate among netizens as some find it inappropriate and a misuse of the emergency button.

Some pointed out that the proper way is to take down the vehicle plate number, the time, location and photos of the incident and submit it to KPDNHEP for further action.


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