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119 barrels of LPG and lorry seized in Tuaran
Published on: Friday, May 29, 2020
By: R Gonzales
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Tuaran KPDNHEP officers checking the items seized.
Tuaran: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) here seized 119 barrels of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and a lorry worth RM39,050, on Wednesday.

Tuaran KPDNHEP acting head K. Gunasegaran said the enforcement team found three cases of violation of the regulations through supplies during site inspections.

Among the offences committed, he said, was operating as a LPG wholesaler without a valid licence after it expired on May 31, 2019.

“In addition, the seller was found to have exceeded the limit of LPG allowed as stated in the licence.

“There were a total of 19 barrels of LPG where according to the regulations, only 10 are allowed,” he said.

According to him, another dealer was slapped with a RM2,500 fine for failing to place a price tag on LPG for sale to customers.

All cases are being investigated under the Supply Control Act 1961 and the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.

“LPG is one of the Scheduled Goods Controlled by law and has a high subsidised value and no one is allowed to sell items under the Scheduled Controlled Goods without permission,” he said.

He said for offences under the Supply Control Act 1961, any person convicted can be fined not more than RM1 million or imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both.

“For a company, the fine does not exceed RM2 million and as for those who fail to place a price tag under the Price Control and Anti-profiteering Act 2011, the fine will not be more than RM100,000.” 


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