PHOTO: The KPDNKK Labuan officers check on the items inside a barge.
7 July 2017
LABUAN – The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) of Labuan Office had jointly carried out an operation with Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA Labuan) and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC Labuan) on five barges and a small cargo boat locally known as ‘bot kumpit’ yesterday.
The enforcement officer chief for KPDNKK Labuan, Mohd. Fikri Lai Abdullah told that the operation was done from 9am till 2pm around Labuan waters.
“This operation is to monitor the bungkering activity involving the sale of fuel supplies by using barges on Labuan waters and to ensure the concerned industry have the permits from KPDNKK to have the fuel supplies for their own use.
“We also monitored whether they adhered Control of Supplies Act 1961, Control of Supplies Regulations 1974 and Control of Supplies (Prohibition of Exports) Regulations 2011 or not,” he said, adding that the joint operation was part of the national blue ocean strategy among the involved enforcement agencies.
He said further that there was no action was taken on the barges and boat’s owners since they obeyed the regulations.
Meanwhile, two boats of MMEA Labuan had been used in the operation.