In the first six months of 2013, criminal justice officials reported investigating 85 cases of diesel smuggling. The value of the diesel seized by officials was worth $101,000 (323,000 Malaysian Ringgit.)
In 2012, there were a total of 168 cases of diesel smuggling worth $470,000 (1.5 Million Ringgit.)
Diesel smuggling in Malaysia occurs due to the price differences between subsidized fuel available at petrol stations versus the price of diesel for industrial companies. At a petrol station, diesel is available for 1.80 Ringgits per liter, while companies pay 2.49 Ringgit per liter.
Source: Sarah Rahim, “Diesel smuggling still on the rise,” New Straits Times, July 5, 2013.