KPDNHEP receives 18 complaints of Singaporeans pumping RON 95 in Malaysia, 9

Singaporeans are prohibited from purchasing RON 95 petrol, as has been the case since the Malaysia-Singapore land border reopened on 1 April. The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) said it had received a total of 18 complaints. Foreign vehicles loaded with subsidized fuel – all of them have been deposited in Johor – since the beginning of the year, Has been named Report

Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Lingi said half of the investigation papers into the allegations had been opened, and petrol station operators had been called in to give their statements. “The cases are being investigated under the Supply Control Act 1961 and there are no plans to take action against foreign-registered vehicle owners.” He added. “So we encourage petrol station operators to sign up.” [prohibiting the sale of RON95 petrol to foreign-registered vehicles]”

The government has banned the sale of RON 95 petrol in foreign-registered vehicles since August 1, 2010 – which is heavily subsidized and reserved for Malaysians – in foreign-registered vehicles. This week, the price of RON 95 differs from RM1.89 per liter to RM2.05 per liter. Fill a 40 liter tank and you see a premium over RM75.

The KPDNHEP has taken a number of measures to prevent perpetrators, including the deployment of plainclothes enforcement personnel, monitoring of petrol stations and even studying the possibility of prosecuting the perpetrators themselves. It also calls on members of the public to lodge complaints via the official e-complaint platform, a WhatsApp message at 019-2794317 or the toll-free hotline 1-800-886-800.

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