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SPORE CAR GOES MSIA TO PUMP RON 95, APPARENTLY NOT ALLOWED

According to a Malaysian automotive website, an image of a Singaporean registered license plate number was caught in Malaysia, presumably Johor Bahru(JB), fuelling up the car with petrol.

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Singaporean vehicles have always made the trip to JB day in and out to do some grocery shopping, for supper, massage, wash car and pump petrol so while the image might seem normal, there is something actually wrong with the image according to the website.

A closer look at the image shows that the vehicle in question actually has a yellow coloured pump connected to the car, which typically represents the Ron 95 petrol.

To explain why it is wrong, the website also explains that Foreign-registered vehicles such as the vehicle in question are not allowed to pump Ron 95 petrol in Malaysia since August of 2010 as there are higher tax funded subsidies going towards the Ron 95 petrol which are only meant for Malaysian registered vehicles.

This would mean that non Malaysian registered vehicles are only allowed to pump higher grades of petrol such as Ron 97 or higher.

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Prices of the Ron 95 in Malaysia are currently going at RM2.05/litre, compared to RM3.91/litre for the Ron 97 fuel.

Even though it is not allowed, no action has been taken by authorities in Malaysia according to the website, when a Singaporean registered BMW was caught doing the same back in 2019.

Here are what netizens have to say

  • Better enforcement & controlling methods should be made. Current situation is there is very loose enforcement.
  • Our country is good at coming out with policies and rulings but when comes to enforcement, oops, ha ha ha
  • There needs to be detailed SOP of how foreign registered vehicles shall refuel at ALL our stations including the penalties, to be enforced IMMEDIATELY upon sufficient evidence.

Image source: PaulTan.org, Google Maps

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