Malaysia plans CCTV at border fuel stations to tame smuggling

Even with grants removed, energy in Malaysia is also cheaper than in Thailand

Malaysia plans CCTV at border fuel stations to tame smuggling
In an function in the Hat Yai city of Songkhla on April 20, 2023, police officers seek a pickup truck to bite down on illegal energy. Not far away from Malaysia’s boundary is the tambon. ( Photo: Royal Thai Police )

To hinder them from selling low energy to pirates, Malaysian regulators are considering installing their own closed-circuit TV cameras at some petrol stations along the border of Thailand.

According to Bernama, the Kelantan branch of the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) is in talks with fuel firms about installing Video at some facilities in border districts in Kelantan position suspected of selling gas to&nbsp, regular customers.

Azman Ismail, a producer of KPDN, informed the Malay news agency that the authorities had located 46 gas stations that are popular with smugglers.

Authorities want to watch out for those who make unusually high repeat purchases because they are most likely contraband the energy into Thailand. The Kolok River separates Kelantan from Narathiwat state in Thailand, and a bridge connects the two nations in Sungai Kolok area.

Petrol stations have their own CCTV systems, but officials are required to visit each page whenever they want to check. If the condition government establishes its own models, its workers can monitor activity from a central office, enabling authorities to take action right away.

On June 10, the Indonesian government ended its fuel rebate, and plans to end subsidies for RON95 gasoline are reportedly in the works.

Even with the payment removed, fuel in Malaysia is however significantly cheaper than in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, attracting constant attention from pirates.

Petrol stations are prohibited from selling RON95 gasoline to all vehicles with international registration plates by Malaysian law. The amount of fines applicable to violations of the directive ( 77 million baht ) and/or three-year prison sentences are possible.