Repeat RON95 purchases banned in Kelantan to fight petrol smuggling

Published by on . Updated on 25 Jun 2024
Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1718682656984 Petrol+Price+Malaysia+%281%29Motorists in Malaysia, particularly those in Kelantan, be aware! The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) has implemented a new measure to curb the smuggling of subsidized RON95 petrol. This crackdown comes amidst ongoing concerns about rising petrol prices in Malaysia.

Curbing RON95 Smuggling in Kelantan

According to a report by Berita Harian, KPDN has banned the repeat purchase of RON95 petrol at all petrol stations in Kelantan. This move aims to prevent individuals from filling up jerrycans and subsequently smuggling the subsidized fuel across the border to neighboring countries.

Why is RON95 Smuggling a Problem?

RON95 petrol in Malaysia is subsidized by the government, making it significantly cheaper than in neighboring countries. This price difference creates an incentive for smuggling, which can disrupt the local supply chain and lead to shortages for legitimate consumers.

Impact on Petrol Price Malaysia

Smuggling can put additional strain on Malaysia's petrol reserves, potentially influencing domestic prices. The KPDN's initiative is a step towards ensuring a stable supply of RON95 petrol for Malaysians at a subsidized rate.

What Happens if I Collude with Smugglers?

KPDN has warned against any form of collusion with petrol smugglers. Offenders can face severe penalties, including hefty fines and imprisonment.

What This Means for You

If you are a motorist in Kelantan, be prepared for stricter enforcement regarding RON95 purchases. Filling up your tank for regular use shouldn't be an issue. However, attempting to buy excessive amounts of petrol repeatedly will likely raise red flags with authorities.

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Stay Informed, Drive Responsibly

The Malaysian government is working to address the challenges surrounding petrol prices. By staying informed and adhering to regulations, motorists can contribute to a fair and stable fuel supply for everyone.

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