The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of a petrol station in Al-Shara’ea neighborhood in Makkah, after a court ruling was issued convicting him of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, by cheating in pump calibration and selling fuel in less quantity.
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Makkah, including a fine, closing the facility for a week, and defamation by publishing the verdict in a local newspaper at the expense of the violator.
The Ministry of Commerce stresses monitoring the commitment of fuel stations in all regions of the Kingdom to protect the consumers, and to control any violations related to Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, and to impose the legal penalties. Notably, the regulations stipulate imposing penalties of up to three-year imprisonment, fines of up to one million riyals or both, defamation of violators on their expense, and deporting the illegal labors from the Kingdom, and not to be allowed to return for work.
The Ministry of Commerce urges all consumers to lodge their complaints and reports against the violating establishments through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s website.