Ministry changes tactic to check fuel smuggling

By BERNAMA | 6 March 2021

KOTA BARU: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is implementing a box and log book for inspection by enforcement officers at petrol stations located at the country's borders as another measure to contain the smuggling of subsidised petrol and diesel.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, said the box and log book would enable the ministry to monitor the movements of foreign vehicles entering to fill petrol at the stations near the border.

"We do not want foreign vehicles to enter and take the opportunity fill up their tanks as fuel in neighbouring countries are more expensive. So the requirement is to closely control the sales of petrol and diesel at the stations involved," Linggi said at an official function here.

Apart from monitoring the presence of foreign cars to fill petrol, the ministry is also monitoring other activities taking place at the petrol stations.

There are 281 petrol stations located near the country's borders as at November last year.