Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, stated recently that during a meeting between his ministry and the Malaysian Petrol Station Operators Association, the association expressed support and commitment to ensuring Malaysian petrol stations comply with legislation prohibiting the sale of RON95.
Following that, Alexander stated, a total of 2,000 enforcement officers were deployed to ensure that all foreign-registered vehicles do not fill up with RON95 petrol at petrol stations around the country. Alexander stated that if the individual or the petrol station operator was proven to have committed the act, they might be punished under the Control of Supply Act 1961. (Act 122).
Operator offenders, according to the Control of Supplies Act 1961, could be fined up to RM1 million for the first offense and up to RM3 million for repeated offenses, or sentenced to up to three years in prison, or both, if convicted. Companies can face fines of up to RM2 million for the first offense and up to RM5 million for repeated offenses. KPDNHEP strongly warns all petrol station operators that the ministry will not compromise with any party. The ministry may also suspend the operators' licenses until the investigation is completed. Strict action will be taken, including prosecution in court, in accordance with the requirements of the Control of Supply Act of 1961.