A petrol station in Kuching, Sarawak was found selling the government subsidized RON95 fuel to foreign-registered vehicles.
According to the Borneo Post, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) enforcement team on Tuesday (July 26th) raided the petrol station after video footage of a foreign-registred vehicle filling up the RON95 petrol went viral online.
Photo via New Sarawak Tribune
Its enforcement chief, Peter J. Berinus Agang said in a statement that the foreign-registered vehicle was getting the subsidized RON95 when in fact they should be getting RON97.
The case is now being investigated under the Supply Control Act 1961.
“Individuals caught violating the Supply Control Act 1961 (Act 122) could face up to RM1 million in fines, while entities and companies may be fined up to RM2 million.
“Repeat offenders can be fined not more than RM3 million or three years jail or both for individual offenders, or a fine not more than RM5 million for entities and companies,” he said.
He also added that the KPDNHEP enforcement officers throughout Sarawak had been mobilized to carry out inspections and enhance enforcement activities.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat