A guy claiming to be ‘authorised personnel’ sent by gas companies on a home inspection rounds in Bintulu recently.

Consumers should not allow people who claim to be personnel authorised to examine cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders into their homes.

Datuk Tee Siew Kiong said the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry had never authorised any organisation to conduct such checks.

Datuk Siew

Tee Siew Kiong

“Usually, consumers are urged to conduct their own checks to ensure that the gas cylinders are good for use and the gas caps closed properly.

“The people should not let in those who claim that they are from gas companies who want to perform checks on the cooking equipment,” he told the media during a LPG safety and awareness programme at the Sri Stulang Flats in Johor yesterday.

He urged homeowners to report such cases to the ministry via its hotline 1800-88-6800.