Crime & Courts

Melaka petrol station raided for selling subsidised petrol to foreign-registered vehicle

ALOR GAJAH: A petrol station was raided after its operator was found selling subsidised RON95 petrol to a foreign-registered vehicle.

The raid was conducted by the Melaka Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry.

State director Norena Jaafar today said the ministry raided the station following the discovery of a viral video on June 16.

The video showed a person in a vehicle believed to be from a neighbouring country buying subsidised petrol.

"Through CCTV footage, we observed a male, believed to be a foreign national, making a payment of RM23.17 via an outdoor payment terminal to buy petrol."

Norena said the petrol station operator might face penalties of up to RM1 million in fines, imprisonment for up to three years, or both upon conviction.

"This enforcement action aligns with the directive implemented on June 17, 2022, prohibiting the sale of RON95 petrol to foreign-registered vehicles."

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