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KPDNHEP has received 18 complaints about Singaporeans pumping RON 95 petrol in Malaysia, 9 investigations have been opened

Topics of Singaporeans buy banned gasoline RON 95 violent, as it has been since the Malaysia-Singapore land border was reopen on April 1. The Department of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) says it has received a total of 18 complaints about foreign vehicles filling with subsidized fuel – all filed in Johor – since the begin of the year, Bernama reported.

Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said that half of those complaints resulted in investigative documents being opened, with petrol station operators being called in to report their claims. “The cases are being investigated under the Materials Control Act of 1961 and there are no plans to deal with foreign registered vehicle owners.” he added. “That’s why we encourage gas station operators to put up signs [prohibiting the sale of RON95 petrol to foreign-registered vehicles]. ”

The government has Ban on selling gasoline RON 95 – heavily subsidized and exclusive to Malaysians – for foreign registered vehicles as of August 1, 2010. Foreigners are only allowed to buy petrol RON 97 and above, for RM 3.94 / liter this week, a difference of RM 1.89 from the RON 95 price of RM 2.05 per liter. Fill the 40 liter tank and you’re looking at a premium over RM75.

Several measures have been taken by KPDNHEP to prevent wrongdoers, including deploy plainclothes enforcement officers, gas station monitoring and even research the possibility prosecute the offender yourself. It has also urged members of the public to file complaints through either official electronic complaint platformWhatsApp message 019-2794317 or toll free hotline 1-800-886-800.

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