Price difference fuels smuggling


Sneaky contraption: Enforcement officers checking the hidden fuel pipe below a car loaded with a giant modified fuel tank to smuggle fuel from Malaysia over the border at the department’s state exhibits store at Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah. — GC TAN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Cross-industry leakages and smuggling of subsidised fuel will continue even with the targeted fuel subsidy scheme kicking in next year, says the Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM).

Its president Datuk Khairul Annuar Abdul Aziz said the big price difference between Malaysia and its neighbouring countries would be the “pull factor” for smugglers.

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