Singapore cars pumping RON 95 – Govt to aggressively monitor reminds petrol stations of fines

Malaysia’s land borders were finally reopened on April 1, and many Malaysians working in Singapore had to return home without Covid-19 tests and quarantine. Many Singaporeans also moved to Johor, after missing their usual jaunts across the Causeway.

Besides shopping, filling the car’s fuel tank is one of the “must dos” for Singaporeans when visiting Malaysia. Due to the strength of the SGD, petrol is much cheaper here, even RON 97, which recently hovered around RM4 per liter. For comparison, RON 95 currently prices around SG $ 3 (RM9.31) a liter in Singapore, while RON 98 retails for SG $ 3.47 (RM10.77) a liter.

As such, foreign registered cars are prohibited from purchasing RON 95 petrol, which is heavily subsidized by the government. However, that was what we saw over the weekend (if the image was current), when a Toyota Estima registered in Singapore was snapped up with the yellow pump at a Petronas. That’s the color for RON 95 at Petronas. The viral image has caused outrage, and the government has issued a response.

Minister of Home Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said that petrol station operators selling subsidized petrol to foreign registered cars, including motorcycles, will have to deal with strict action. He said his ministry has periodically issued instructions to all petrol companies and petrol station operators near the Singapore border to ensure that the RON95 ban on petrol sales is enforced.

“The Ministry has also ordered all offices of state ministries bordering Singapore and Thailand to intensify oversight and inspections, as well as to take strict action against any party that violates the Control of Supplies Act 1961 (Act 122) and (Control 122). of Supplies Regulations 1974), ”he said in a statement issued yesterday Bernama,

According to the law, fines do not exceed RM1 million or a prison sentence of not more than three years, or both, for individuals, and fines not exceeding RM2 million for entities or companies that violate the law.

The minister said KPDNHEP’s enforcement division has been instructed to conduct an immediate investigation and be more aggressive in its oversight efforts at all service stations, especially those near border states to prevent leaks of subsidized petrol to foreign cars.

Nanta added that more aggressive enforcement activities will also be carried out with the launch of Ops Pantau 2022 yesterday. The mission is to ensure that the supplies of products are adequate and are sold at affordable prices, as well as to ensure compliance of companies to the full reopening of the economic sector and the borders of the country.

In fact, cars registered in Singapore already enjoy deviating Road Charge and no toll on the Causeway and Second Link for a week from 1 April.

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