Thursday, June 5, 2008

RM2.70

Unbelievable. RM2.70 per liter. Petrol was only RM1.92 per liter yesterday. Increased by 40.6% overnight! What is Pak Lah thinking? And that is not all. The petrol price will be reviewed every month! It is expected to increase up to RM4.00 per liter by August 2008. This is just too outrageous! More than 100% increase in just 2 months!

Unfortunately we do not have a good public transport system. In Melaka, the taxies are not even fixed with meters! Buses are scarce & most of them are not even fit to be on the road! So, the Government's argument that our fuel price is the cheapest in the region thus giving them the excuse to reduce the subsidies cannot be substantiated: Comparing to Singapore - yes, their fuel price is higher BUT look at their public transport system: It is world class. The MRTs are highly efficient & the buses are frequent & always on time. Comparing to Thailand - yes, their fuel price is higher BUT they do not have Tolls in Thailand. Comparing to Brunei - No, their fuel price is MUCH lower than Malaysia. They produce oil too, just like Malaysia. Comparing to Indonesia - yes, their fuel price is higher & look what's happening there: most cars are grounded as the car owners can't even afford to buy petrol for their cars - Is this what the Government want for Malaysians?

Everyone's worry is this: Transportation costs will immediately rise, which means that all prices for goods & services will also increase. Semua harga akan naik, naik, naik... Already Pak Lah announced that the electricity rate will increase by 18% for households from July onwards... sigh... :-(

Last night we thought of filling up our cars for just one last time before the price increase. However, as expected, every other car owner in Malaysia were also scrambling to fill up. All petrol stations we passed by had massive queues creating traffic jams everywhere. So, we drove away & told ourselves that it is time to really get used to the fact that we are no longer living in the good old days.

Today, all Malaysians woke up to not just higher fuel price, but also to the realization that worse things will come in the next few months.

Brace yourselves everyone! Be more prudent in spending!

14 comments:

rizalmat said...

satu tindakkan berani paklah.

Adillah A Nordin said...

Berani tetapi membuat rakyat jelata sengsara. Kita masih belum merasakan impact nya. Tunggulah lagi 2 ke 3 minggu..

rizalmat said...

sudah tentu akan disusuli dengan kenaikkan harga barang seperti susu, gula, tepung, majerin, dsb...

hasANah haLim said...
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hasANah haLim said...

Dekat Jasin pon chaotic yg amat... 10 pm baru I sampai umah. Macam nk pengsan.huhu

Adillah A Nordin said...

Anoi,

Yes I read your posting in your blog. At least you dapat lah jugak isi minyak buat kali terakhirnya pada harga RM1.92 per liter...

Sedihnya..

ms hart said...

Dil, we did the same thing as you did - drove away and comforted ourselves...what else to do? Soooo helpless rasanya....Apa daaaa???

xXxNuRuLxXxNaSyiRaXxX said...

I've been thinking, kalau this is the price for NOW, just imagine what'll happen mase my kids or my kids' kids time nanti. For all we know petrol that time could cost over RM10.00 per litre. Jeez.

xoxox

Adillah A Nordin said...

Tu lah Tati. We have to plan now how to save on petrol & also how to reduce all expenses across the board. As expected, semalam dah announce all haulage charges for lorries will increase by 35% due to the rise in diesel price. Harga transport naik, lepas ni siaplah... harga barang akan semua naik..

Last night I pergi Jusco. I couldn't believe harga Beras Siam 10kg Sunwhite yang dulu )1 month ago!) RM29.50 dah naik to RM50.49. Can you beat that? Almost double.

Adillah A Nordin said...

Hi Ngah!

I shudder to think of how much basic necessities would cost in the next 10 years..

bubbles said...

hmmm... wat's happening to our country???
This is juz the beginning of a blunder!!
My nature of biz is so affected by the 2.70!! The govt is trying to kill us all!!!!

Adillah A Nordin said...

Hello Bubbles!

Looks like we have to start thinking of diversifying our businesses.. Pak Lah ni pikir ke tak pasal orang-orang susah ek? Teruk betul la..

Milkberry said...

Wow going up to RM4.00? That's insane... even more expensive than Japan! That's saying A LOT!

Adillah A Nordin said...

Hi Shikin!

Next time you come back, you just need to walk into Jusco for groceries to realize how much the prices have gone up. It's terrible.

Anyway, LOVE your new Crocs!

TC,
Kak Ila