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The Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Complex in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, near the border with southern Thailand. — Picture by BERNAMA

KPDN, PDCK step up measures to prevent subsidy leaks at border

KOTA BHARU, May 26 — The Kelantan Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry (KPDN) and the Kelantan Caltex Dealers Association (PDCK) will continue to collaborate to combat the leakage of subsidies at the Malaysia-Thailand border.

Kelantan KPDN director Azman Ismail said that for cases at the border, they focus on the 96-kilometre river area between Kelantan and Thailand.

“We have a special unit together with other agencies, including the military, police, the Immigration Department (JIM), and the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) to prevent leakage involving supplies like diesel, cooking oil, sugar, and flour.

“The most challenging issue is when perpetrators cross the border, as our jurisdiction is limited to this state only,” he told Bernama recently.

Meanwhile, PDCK chairman Che Din Mohamad said that petrol station operators in Kelantan have committed to following government guidelines to prevent irresponsible diesel subsidy leakage by irresponsible parties.

“If we receive reports of leakage with solid evidence among petrol station operators, especially within our association, we will not hesitate to hand the matter over to the authorities.

“The association frequently holds meetings to discuss issues and concerns, as well as to provide briefings on current issues announced by the government, to ensure petrol station operators do not engage in illegal activities,” he said.

— Bernama

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