Malaysian Petrol Price NOT Increasing

Ok so lot’s of people mentioned the fact that petrol price would be rising at 12 midnight last night AGAIN, it’s not been long enough since the last hike.

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 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.

Source: The Star – PM denies fuel price rise

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
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……..





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16 Responses to Malaysian Petrol Price NOT Increasing

  1. metria June 30, 2005 at 10:28 pm #

    Here in Aust the price of petrol yo-yos from day to day (98 cents a litre one day, $1.20 the next) . There’s talk of it going up here as well. Like the UK, we also have good roads and good public transport, but we still pay toll on some freeways (what a misnomer!) and road tax can be high. In Malaysia petrol is still considered pretty cheap!

  2. Vad3r June 30, 2005 at 11:05 pm #

    hehe, no jam at my area though..

    Price will hike up prolly in the next 1 or 2 weeks, i guess..

    Yes, petrol price in Malaysia is still considered cheap, and same goes to our low per capita income..

  3. vlad June 30, 2005 at 11:47 pm #

    What jam?

    I was at home shooting away.

    As long as they don’t raise the tax on alcohol that frequent, that’s fine with me.

  4. Rajan R July 1, 2005 at 12:50 am #

    Yeah, irony the comparison between UK and Malaysia. In UK, most of the price’s height is due to taxesm, excise, etc.

  5. SK July 1, 2005 at 1:34 am #

    Either way, sooner or later, it’s going to increase again.

    Time matters…

    Sad but true enough.

  6. KY July 1, 2005 at 1:43 am #

    take the LRT. hehe.

    Actually the price of petrol in Malaysia is still much cheaper even if you compare it with 3rd world countries like Vietnam, Thailand, etc.

    Stop complaining. Crude is at $60 per barrel, what do you want the government to do?

  7. ShaolinTiger July 1, 2005 at 1:48 am #

    Fuel is cheap here, I’ve always said that, if people complain I just tell them it’s about $6RM per litre in UK, how do you like them apples?

    What do I want the government to do? Nothing much, I don’t care if the petrol price hikes up as long as…

    1) They abolish all tolls for the ‘free’ways

    2) They fix the roads so they don’t ruin your suspension

    3) Implement decent public transport (not just good in certain areas as it is now)

    4) Cheaper cars, cars here are more expensive than they are in UK and US, directly converted, without economic scale, that makes them about 6 times as expensive here as those countries, bring on the expensive fuel, just let me buy my car at a reasonable price.

  8. ShaolinTiger July 1, 2005 at 1:51 am #

    Yeah it is pretty cheap here, that’s why I don’t complain about the price, the thing is if they want to bring the price up to be ‘fair’ they have to bring the quality of others things up and the price of toll and cars down.

  9. Anno July 1, 2005 at 3:48 am #

    I just don’t understand malaysians mentality. One hand they want the government to feed them everything. On the other hand, they talk about the inefficient government. Have they ever wondered how this is technically still a free country? they can register with DAP or any other decent opposition party or even register their own party and then hammer on issues which commonly harp on by people. If kelantan can fall to the opposition, so can all or any other states. Why bother whinging even? Malaysia price up? so what. If you can’t afford it, don’t drive. And don’t expect the government to provide you with decent transportation system either. Ask yourself how much tax you have paid in the previous assessment year? how far does your tax dollar go? then you ask if the same goes in western countries? ask them if they ever whinge about paying tax?

    if the government guarantee you the best petrol rate plus the cheapest cars, the cheapest houses, are you willing to pay 60% of your income? malaysian tycoons without government support are some of the richest men in the region and the world. If they can make it, why not you? instead of whinging, start doing something about it.

  10. wongkj July 1, 2005 at 4:01 am #

    yeah i really think they should lower the prices of cars here. imagine paying 50k for a crappy wira that’s gonna break down after 2 months.

  11. dinghy July 1, 2005 at 7:34 am #

    Heheh, the traffic in the Damansara Jaya/Mayang area was crap last night due to the lines of kiasu peeps lining up. I was on my way to Taman Megah, and the ProJet line was out all the way into the main road.

    And there was no price hike in the end. Gotta love the irony! 😀

  12. ShaolinTiger July 1, 2005 at 11:49 am #

    Yeah I was heading from SS3 (Taman Bahagia) to Sri Damansara, every petrol station along the way queued out spilling onto the road, horrible kiamsup kiasuness.

  13. dinghy July 3, 2005 at 4:27 pm #

    SS3… used to love the back-to-back ‘western coffeeshops’ they have there. The prices are still reasonable, but they’ve almost doubled since 5 years back.

    They used to carry that mexican chicken chop for RM4.50 a pop, now it’s like RM7? RM7.50? The mushroom soup there is pretty good too.

    Heh, a lil off-topic but I’m hungry! Bleh. 😛

  14. DawG July 4, 2005 at 1:56 am #

    Can’t be worse than the Uk, the price of gas is now hovering at £0.97 per litre! That’s up from £0.76 per litre last year.

  15. Delevia July 4, 2005 at 9:36 am #

    Eeh. A few days ago… Thursday, to be exact… a routine trip to the petrol station turned bad. There was a half-hour jam just trying to get to the pumps, it was ridiculous.

  16. Mercurial July 5, 2005 at 2:05 am #

    Hey, maybe the French could teach us a thing or two.

    When the price of gas shoots up we start blockading the highways and roads.