Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Wednesday announced that the new price for petrol is RM2.70 a litre, effective midnight tonight (4th June 2008). The price goes up by 78sen from the current RM1.92, a hike of 40%. Abdullah also announced that the price of diesel would be increased by RM1 from RM1.58 to RM2.58
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First it was duh... then huh... then wa-lau can Fuel Price be Control? most of the Kuala Lumpur petrol stations owners are *blink* *blink* $ $ $ $ quick cash overnight. Most of the car owners even motocylists are queueing to fill the last gasp of RM 1.92 fuel. (while you are stuck in the queue why not ask yourself should i queue to pump the petrol or not there are 10 or more infront of me.) Definitely the fuel price will not go back to the old days of RM 1++ anymore in future. It will just never ever happens anymore or have you seen any price increase later drop to the old price.
So people just accept the fact and anyway you just save to pump a RM1.92 by tonight only 4th June 2008 (unless you can pump into a multi galoon tank lar... which is not possible lor). Effective 5th June 2008 until the XXXX years we will pump expensive fuel so the saving of 1 night is not worth for you to stuck for the whole night. Why not re-think how to resolve this microly (household), should we re-think to car-pool or take public transport...
The shock declaration really not a good news for the nation and for the people (like us small little potato in the country) but 1 mouth could not speak for the rest and just 1 mouth doesn't represent the whole population. The shock declaration will benefit the petrol station owner a big junk of cash on 4th June 2008 and news stand will shine on 5th June 2008 as everyone is concerned on the latest feed back of government to the public and opposition political party comment on the sudden increased.
So let's see how fuel price can be control. Let's check tomorrow newspaper. All i believe is the shock increase will not bring down easily by one word or two. This has been planned for sometimes and it is time to realise.