30 Singaporean vehicles prevented from entering Malaysia for having less than 3 quarter worth of fuel in tank

Jerrica · Apr 5, 2022 11:53 AM

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Out of 9,000 vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore since the borders reopen on 1-April-2022, only about 30 vehicles were ordered by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to turn back for having less than three quarter’s worth of fuel in their fuel tanks.

The Singaporean authorities are carrying out strict monitoring of the situation to prevent Singaporeans from taking advantage of cheap subsidised RON 95 fuel in Malaysia.

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According to a report by Mediacorp, with only a little over 30 vehicles out of 9,000 ordered to turn back, those who take advantage of the cheap fuel fall in the minority.

Mediacorp also went on to report that the situation at the Marsiling petrol station, the last station for cars to refuel before entering the Johor Causeway, remains calm despite the traffic exiting Singapore to enter Malaysia.

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The topic of Singaporeans taking advantage of Malaysia’s subsidised fuel burnt red hot over the weekend after a photo of a Singapore registered car was seen refuelling RON 95 at a Petronas station went viral.

Following the viral photo, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) announced that they are currently tracing the vehicle seen in the photo for further investigation.

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Foreigners are banned from purchasing subsidised products in Malaysia since 2010. If found guilty of purchasing subsidised products like RON 95 fuel, they face a fine of up to RM 1 million or a jail term of up to three years.

These offences fall under the Control of Supply Act 1961 (Act 122) and Control of Supply Regulations 1974.

Also read: Government on the hunt for Singaporean car seen refuelling RON 95

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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