The thing that first roused my suspicion was that no one knew how much it was rising and there had been nothing in the papers about it, show’s how kampung Malaysia still is, rumours can spread across the entire country like wild fire causing everyone to panic and rush to the nearest petrol station.
Some people were saying 5 cents, some 20 cents, some ‘definately more than 10 cents’..IT’S NOT TRUE!
It is not true. There will be no fuel price increase just yet, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in denying rumours that were circulating nationwide yesterday.
“Rumours are never correct,” he said when asked by reporters on talk that petrol prices were going up by as much as 20 sen.
It made getting home a nightmare last night, as I came through SS2 every single petrol station was jam packed causing heavy jams all the way up the LDP…
Coming back into Sri Damansara both petrol stations were jam packed full aswell.
I mean wtf, why so kiam sap (stingy)?
As Mike explained it’s simple maths, even if you have a 50 litre tank, you are going to save a massive $2.50..
Even if you make a lowly $6.80 per hour, if it takes you 30 mins just to get the freaking petrol, it’s not worth it is it?
Think about the time spent vs the money saved, sometimes it’s just not economically smart.
I’m glad they aren’t raising it any more though as reducing the government fuel subsidy is all well and good, but where is all the freaking money going?
Yes in UK petrol is very expensive, but we have:
1) Pretty cheap road tax
2) Cheap cars
3) NO TOLLS ANYWHERE
4) Near perfect roads with no huge holes, stupid drain covers poking up 3 inches and so on
5) Excellent public transport
Malaysian government people, if you can get all of the above in place, please feel free to totally remove the fuel subsidy, until you do so……..DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.