Diesel seizures down 87% after subsidy reform, but RON 95 smuggling cases on the rise – Armizan

Diesel seizures down 87% after subsidy reform, but RON 95 smuggling cases on the rise – Armizan

Here are more discoveries and figures that back the government’s big call to remove blanket subsidies for diesel. Leakage via smuggling was cited as the main reason for subsidy rationalisation, and true enough, seizures of smuggled diesel are massively down since June 10, the day that the diesel pump price jumped 56% to RM3.35 per litre.

According to domestic trade and cost of living (KPDN) minister Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali, cases of diesel seizure are down by 87%, based on cases in the 20 days prior to June 10, and the 20 days after that.

He said that from May 20 to June 9, there were 65 cases of diesel smuggling involving 520,803 litres, whereas from June 10-30, statistics show that there were only 14 cases involving 68,457 litres of diesel. The number of individuals detained because of diesel smuggling fell from 40 to one in the same period.

Diesel seizures down 87% after subsidy reform, but RON 95 smuggling cases on the rise – Armizan

So, they’re right – with the diesel price difference between Malaysia and our neighbours narrowing significantly since June 10, there’s much less reward for the risks involved. Not so worth the effort, so to speak. But they can always shift from diesel to petrol, you say.

They have. The Papar MP revealed that the number of RON 95 petrol smuggling cases have risen from 37 cases involving 17,064 litres (May 20 to June 9) to 46 cases involving 14,011 litres in the 20 days after June 10. Individuals arrested rose from 10 to 17 in the same period. But it’s a matter of time that blanket subsidy for RON 95 will be removed, whether the day is just around the corner or later this year.

The KPDN minister said that to clamp down on smuggling, his ministry will step up enforcement and monitoring of controlled goods via Ops Tiris 3.0 nationwide.

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Comments

  • TinKosong on Jul 04, 2024 at 5:36 pm

    I wonder how Brunei control their smuggling…?

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  • Proton oh Proton on Jul 04, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    Formula Sotong…

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  • Hahahahah……………………..tak payah cakap banyak, nak potong subsidi RON95 cakap saja. Tak payah pusing pusing!

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  • Phuddi sung lee on Jul 04, 2024 at 6:24 pm

    Yuk

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  • Ben Yap on Jul 05, 2024 at 8:09 am

    so the shortcut way is to remove subsidy instead of catching and heavily persecuting the corrupt and perpetrators.

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  • alibaba on Jul 05, 2024 at 9:27 am

    remove all subsidies in all segment, lower down import tax, cancel excise duties, hapuskan AP and etc shyt things. even you charge GST with low price item, no ppl will complain about it. if can’t think, learn our neighbour la

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  • anwar menang, rakyat di jubokkan on Jul 05, 2024 at 9:43 am

    “The Papar MP revealed that the number of RON 95 petrol smuggling cases have risen from 37 cases involving 17,064 litres (May 20 to June 9) to 46 cases involving 14,011 litres in the 20 days after June 10. Individuals arrested rose from 10 to 17 in the same period.

    The gov knows the number of cases have risen…and 17 individuals arrested.
    What have you done with the 17 individuals, have you learnt anything from their modus operandi and implemented any preventive actions?

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    • Menteri Botakhead on Jul 05, 2024 at 9:26 pm

      We’re supposed to learn from them? It’s just wayang with a night in lokap. I instructed balai sarjan to release them after zeros in my bank account increased

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  • Lawless on Jul 05, 2024 at 10:25 am

    Thailand Ron 95 39.15Baht…as per today..equal to RM5.04…if RM2.45 per liter for RON95 after increase..better don;t increase la…let them take la..gov no need so headache la..

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  • Waluwalu on Jul 05, 2024 at 11:01 am

    To all those who cried glory for the removal of diesel subsidy and spite towards the victims. Kudos to your warcry now it’s your turn for they’re pushing for Ron95 earlier than next year!

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  • AdikLapiji on Jul 05, 2024 at 4:01 pm

    haha.. Menteri just saw the numbers and then use a bowl of water to tilik kah? Is it really smuggling of diesel decreased & petrol smuggling increase? Or.. since diesel is expensive, all 4×4 owner now travel using their axia or myvi a lot more. Still possible right?
    But all menteri only think about people smuggling. Haiya.. lame excuse la.

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    • CAN KINDLY EXPLAIN SUBSIDY DIESEL THAT ROSE FROM 5B IN 2021 TO 60B IN 2022?

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  • So smuggling rise, then we should up the ron95 price?. Just let our enforcement sleep at sempadan???.. joker goverment

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  • I THINK MALAYSIAN ARE BECOMING WORSE, THAIs, INDONs WHO WERE DEEMED INFERIOR LIVE WITH UNSUBSIDISED FUEL FOR YEARS, MALAYSIANS ARE CRYING HELL FOR THAT…..

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  • HANAT on Jul 06, 2024 at 7:30 am

    Other people’s fault…rakyat kena tanggung..dah tahu banyak kes smuggling…tingkatkan enforcement…buduuuu..

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  • Abu Bakar on Jul 06, 2024 at 10:17 pm

    Smuggling of Diesel, Ron 95 Drugs, goods have been going on..What are the customs & enforcement officers doing..Dont wait for Subsidies to be taken by Govt.then start to report about smuggling..Dont give excuses do a thorough study..Common sense will tell when Diesel prices go up all goods will go up too..

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  • Because of poor enforcement by government agencies on the smuggling..the public has to pay for it. Corruption rules our country.

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  • hari2 blame smuggling… then punish the rakyat not the smuggler… govt tipu n kaki spin.. all menteri still enjoy petrol allowance…

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