Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the implementation of special petroleum permit under the Supply Control Act 1961 was not intended to cause inconvenience to the public but to prevent the abuse of subsidies. — Photo by Choo Choy May
Friday 02 Sep 2022 20:57 GMT
KUCHING, September 2 – The implementation of a Special Petroleum Permit under the Supply Control Act 1961 is not intended to cause inconvenience to the public, but to prevent the abuse of subsidies.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said that every year the government spends large sums on allocating subsidies, especially for gasoline and diesel.
“If the government does not control (through permits), it will be misused and this has been proven in cases of large-scale abuse,” he told a press conference. on the permit here today.
On July 28, Nanta reportedly said that small businesses, organizations or individuals wishing to purchase gasoline and diesel from gas stations for their own personal consumption above 20 liters must apply for special permits under the law of 1961 on supply control.
He also said that those who buy less than 20 liters, including emergency cases, are allowed and do not need the special permit.
During the press conference, Nanta also said that the application for the special permit should only be made once a year and not for each purchase.
He said applications can be made online at https://permitkhas.kpdnhep.gov.my/login or visit any nearby KPDNHEP office.
“The special permit is also issued free of charge to all who are entitled to it.
“It will take five working days to process an application while a renewal request will take three working days from the date of receipt of the application,” he added.
From January to August 31, a total of 10,048 special petroleum permits were issued nationwide. — Bernama