KPDNHEP: Purchase of petrol, diesel for private use allowed via Special Permit

Nanta (center) speaking to reporters during the press conference while KPDNHEP director-general of enforcement Azman Adam (left) and Sarawak KPDNHEP chief enforcement officer Peter J Berinus Agang (right) look on.

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Sept 2: Small-scale companies, organisations or individuals are allowed to purchase petrol and diesel for private use by applying for a Special Permit under the Control of Supplies Act 1961 (AKB 1961).

According to Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi, the application for the Special Permit is free of charge and open to all qualified parties.

“New and completed Special Permit applications will be processed within five working days from the date of receipt of the application while renewal or renewal applications will take three working days.

“Those who have been given permission to purchase petrol and diesel with the special permit can do so by using drums, plastic or any suitable container according to the daily quantity that has been approved,” he told reporters in a press conference held at KPDNHEP Sarawak office, here today.

Nanta explained that the Special Permit application only needs to be submitted once a year and not for every purchase.

He said the Special Permit is only for purchases with quantities exceeding 20 liters and above, while any purchases with quantities less than 20 liters, including for emergency cases does not require a Special Permit.

“The Ministry also facilitates the application process for this special permit where applications can be made online through the Mysubsidi Special Permit system linked at or go to any nearest KPDNHEP office,” he added. — DayakDaily