The Ministry of Internal Trade plans to post notices on the ban on the sale of RON95 to foreign-registered vehicles at border crossings

Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is reportedly considering a suggestion to post notices on the ban on sales of RON95 gasoline to foreign-registered vehicles at the country’s border gates.

KPDNHEP General Secretary Azman Mohd Yusof said the suggestion put forward by petrol station operators was good and would help prevent such vehicles from refueling the subsidized petrol reserved for Malaysians.

“We can prepare the notices in Malay, English and Thai so that travelers can see the information early before entering the country.

“We will first try to review the effectiveness of its implementation before making a decision,” he said after a working visit to the Immigration, Customs and Quarantine Complex (ICQ ) here today.

Also present were KPDNHEP Deputy Director of Enforcement (Operations), Shamsul Nizam Khalil, and Perlis KPDNHEP Director, Norazah Jaafar.

Meanwhile, Azman said 94 cases of smuggling of controlled and subsidized items at national border gates were recorded by KPDNHEP from January to April this year, with seizures amounting to RM7.88 million. .

“The KPDNHEP takes the issue of leaks of controlled and subsidized items seriously, especially those that occur at the borders of the country, as they cause huge losses to the nation,” he said.

Azman also said that the KPDNHEP is of the view that its law enforcement personnel should be equipped with border control facilities while performing their duties to ensure their safety.

He said there were also plans to provide them with firearms depending on where they were stationed.

“However, a study must first be conducted on the number of firearms needed taking into account standard operating procedures, permits, allowances and the like.

“We also want to request an allowance to procure vehicles to facilitate our members in carrying out their duties, but this issue should be considered first,” he added. — Bernama


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