Petrol kiosk owner claims trial to allowing Singapore-registered bus to pump 500 litres of diesel

JOHOR BARU: A petrol station owner pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to two charges of allowing a foreign-registered vehicle to fill up 500 litres of diesel last year.

Soraya Md Tamyes, 38, claimed trial after the charges were read out in front of Judge Datuk Che Wan Zaidi Che Wan Ibrahim today.

On the first charge, Soraya violated the prohibition and control of the sale of petrol and diesel by a retail licence holder of a gas station operator dated June 17, 2022.

The regulation only allows the sale of diesel of not more than 20 litres to foreign vehicles, including motorcycles, in a single receipt within a day.

Soraya allegedly sold 250 litres of diesel to a Singapore-registered bus on May 19, 2023, at 11.04am at a petrol station in Jalan Kempas Baru, Tebrau.

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The act is a violation under Regulation 12A of the Supply Control Regulations 1974, which is punishable under Section 22(1) of the Supply Control Act 1961.

It carries a maximum fine of RM1mil, a maximum jail sentence of three years, or both upon conviction.

On the second charge, Soraya had allegedly sold another 250 litres to the same bus at the same location at 10.34am on May 30, 2023.

The case was prosecuted by Johor Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Sabiq Muhamad Subri, while the Soraya was not represented.

The court then set Feb 28 for the next mention.

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