CASSA PRAISES MALAYSIAN MOTORIST & GOVT FOR NOT BEING SPOOKED BY PETROL DEALER SHENANIGANS!
There is no doubt that the age old tactic by business entities licensed or others holding trust positions to spook consumers by threats of boycotts causing disruption of supplies whenever they are called to accountability or threatened by government review of laws and guidelines is not working any longer in the New Malaysia and under the new government!
This is indeed a great achievement and shows Malaysian consumers not being afraid neither cowed by service providers!
Instead we have warned the dealers that we intent to use the Control of Supplies Act 1961 to protect the rights, interests of all stakeholders!
And as such, the government will ensure that the supply of scheduled goods is always in the market and easily accessible to consumers at all times!
Any attempt to disrupt this will result in serious consequences!
CASSA proposes that any entity who disrupts suppliers immediately have their operating license suspended pending a review!
The government in the public interest must play their role and the suppliers theirs in the grand scheme of things.
I am glad that the motorists are not panicking and taking things very calmly.
This is indeed a warning that any attempt to undermine consumer interest and the Malaysian marketplace will have an equal forceful response.
CASSA urges motorists to report any attempts by petrol pump operators to close stations and if that happens to get the required Police permits and hold peaceful demonstrations at that site!
Viral on the social media these activities so that the government is updated and can take cognizance of the fact and respond therein the required action under the legislation without compromising!
It is time those expected to provide a function through licensing are made to account for that privilege!