Petrol station owners who sell RON95 petrol to foreign cars may have their permits withdrawn, once the ruling comes into force effective Aug 1. Minister of Domestic trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said local petrol station owners must be more responsible once the ruling comes into force.
"Monitoring the new ruling will be easier than limiting foreigners from buying only 20 liters of petrol since we only need to see what petrol they are filling up," he told reporters after meeting associations of producers and traders from throughout the country here today.
Ismail Sabri said the ministry would monitor such activities with the help of other agencies like police, Rela and anti-smuggling units. He added that since foreigners can buy RON97 petrol, the questions of complaints from foreigners should not arise.
The price of RON97 petrol in Malaysia is still cheaper than RON95 petrol in Thailand.
"The new ruling is to ensure that subsidy for petrol is only enjoyed by Malaysians and not foreigners," he said.
Ismail Sabri had earlier announced that the new ruling which bars foreigners from buying RON95 petrol in Malaysia.
Whether the Ministry of Domestic Trade,Cooperatives and Consumerism got the balls to take action against these petrol station owners is left to be seen. Almost 99% of the petrol station owners are either their cronies or diehard UMNO members.
Can you really stop a foreign owned car from filling Ron 95 by just looking at its number plates? What if he pays a local to buy Ron95 in 50 liter drums and who is going monitor this operation? The Police,the Ministry's enforcement officer,Rela and anti smuggling units, but will they be around daily?
Can you thrust the Bangla pump attendants.......