Petrol Station Operator Facing Fine up to RM1 Million

A petrol station operator in Alor Gajah, Melaka is facing a fine of up to RM1 million after a video went viral showing a driver of a foreign registered car filling up with subsidized RON95 petrol there.

Accordingly, the petrol station was raided by the Melaka Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN).

State KPDN director, Norena Jaafar, said the action was taken after her party detected the video recording on social media on June 16, which triggered various negative reactions among netizens.

“Following that, a KPDN enforcement team went to the station involved today to carry out further investigations and as a result we suspect that there was a offence made by the operator of the premises.

“The suspected offence was made at 4.35pm, last Sunday and through closed circuit camera (CCTV) footage, it was found that a man suspected to be a foreigner paid RM23.17 through an outdoor payment terminal (OTP) transaction, which is a payment through a prepaid card to buy the fuel in question,” he said through a statement, today.

Norena said, the act thus violates Rule 12A, Supply Control Regulations 1974 which is an offence under Rule 21(1).

“This offender can be punished according to Section 22(1) of the Supply Control Act 1961 (Act 122) where if found guilty the petrol station operator faces a fine not exceeding RM1 million or imprisonment for up to three years or both.

“The action of the case was made in line with the directive enforced on 17 June 2022 involving the ban on the sale of RON95 petrol to all vehicles with foreign registration numbers,” she said.

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