Federal Government cedes licensing for the importation, distribution and retail of Liquified Petroleum Gas in Sarawak to State Government


Dateline 2021-05-31, Skrine:

The importation, distribution and retail of liquified petroleum gas in the State of Sarawak will be regulated by the State Government of Sarawak commencing 1 June 2021.
 
Under the Distribution of Gas Ordinance, 2016 (Chapter 72) of Sarawak (“Ordinance”), which came into operation on 1 July 2018, various activities relating to the importation, distribution and retail of gas, including liquified petroleum gas, in the State of Sarawak will require a licence issued by the Director of Gas Distribution under the Ordinance.
 
To this end, the Federal Government of Malaysia has gazetted the Notification of Exemption (Amendment) 2021 (“Amendment Notification”) and the Control of Supplies (Exemption) Order 2021 (“Exemption Order”), both of which will come into operation on 1 June 2021.

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