Report to police if you’re threatened by smugglers, petrol station operators told

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27: Petrol station operators selling subsidised petrol and diesel who have been threatened by fuel smuggling syndicates are urged to lodge police reports.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said issues involving fuel operating licences was under the purview of the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister (KPDN) while fuel subsidy payments were managed by the Home Ministry.

“But if there exists any threats against petrol station operators, then it is under the jurisdiction of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).

“If there are any (threats), then the affected party has to lodge a police report for PDRM to take further action,” he said after attending the crime prevention carnival at Sri Sabah Flats in Cheras here today.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the police have yet to receive any police report regarding such threats.

Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali revealed on Tuesday that there were petrol station operators being threatened by smuggling syndicates to continue selling subsidised diesel to them, and had been intimidated by gangsters and thugs.