Foreign vehicles, motorcycles not allowed to buy RON95 in Malaysia

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KUCHING, April 13: Foreign-registered vehicles, including motorcycles are not allowed to pump or buy RON95 throughout Malaysia.

Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi however said that foreign-registered vehicles can refuel with RON97 at all petrol stations throughout the country.

He said that in a recent meeting between KPDNHEP and Malaysia Petrol Station Operators Association, the Association has expressed its support and commitment to ensure all petrol stations in Malaysia comply with the regulation.


“Following the reopening of Malaysia’s borders on April 1 which saw large numbers of vehicles entering the country, there are also reports from the public and media regarding foreign vehicles refueling RON95 petrol especially at petrol stations near the borders.

“A total of 2,200 KPDNHEP enforcement officers were mobilised to carry out inspections and enhance enforcement activities throughout the country against any persons and petrol station operators attempting to violate the regulation,” he said in a statement today.

To strengthen the effectiveness of enforcement, Nanta added that plainclothes officers will be deployed to carry out enforcement under Ops Samar.

He warned that any individual or petrol station operator who commits an offense can be prosecuted under the Control of Supply Act 1961 (Act 122).

If convicted, they can be fined not more than one million ringgit, while for subsequent offenses they may be subject to a fine not exceeding three million ringgit for an individual or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both.

For a company, if convicted they can be fined not more than two million ringgit, while for subsequent offenses they may be subject to a fine not exceeding five million ringgit.

The Ministry will also take stern action by temporarily suspending the licenses of the petrol station operators involved until the investigation is completed.

“KPDNHEP strongly warns everyone and petrol station operators that the Ministry will not compromise with any party found guilty. Strict action will be taken including prosecuting them in Court based on the legal provisions under the Control of Supply Act 1961,” he said.

Members of the public with information of any person or petrol station operator violating the regulation can file a complaint with the Ministry via WhatsApp at 019-2794317; complaints portal (e-aduan.kpdnhep.gov.my); Call Centre (1-800-886-800); email (e-aduan@kpdnhep.gov.my); or Ez ADU KPDNHEP. — DayakDaily