Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Arrghhh!!!!

Petrol Price Up Again

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 (Bernama) -- The retail price for petroleum products including diesel will be raised by another 30 sen effective Tuesday.
"The government has decided to raise the retail price of petrol and diesel by 30 sen per litre and the price of LPG by 30 sen per kilogram effective Tuesday," said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office Monday night.
The increase was to tackle the impact from the increase in the price of crude petroleum in the world market and to curb the increase in subsidy which had to be borne by the government, the statement said.
However, the statement said that the government gave an assurance that there would be no further raise in the retail price of petroleum products this year. The last time the government raised the retail price of petroleum products was on July 31, 2005 where the price of petrol went up by 10 sen per litre, diesel by 20 sen per litre and LPG by five sen per kilogram. The new price of RON 97 petrol is now 192 sen per litre, RON 92 Petrol -- 188 sen per litre, Diesel -- 158.1 sen per litre and LPG -- 175 sen per kilogram. In Sabah, RON 97 Petrol will cost 190 sen per litre, RON 92 Petrol -- 188 sen per litre, Diesel -- 158.4 sen per litre and LPG -- 183 sen per kilogram. In Sarawak, RON 97 Petrol will cost 191 sen per litre, RON 92 Petrol -- 188 sen per litre, Diesel 157.8 sen per litre and LPG -- 183 sen per kilogram. All the new prices are higher by 30 sen. "The retail price for petroleum products is being raised because in 2005 the amount of subsidy borne by the government was RM7.41 billion. Whereas tax exemption stood at RM7.85 billion. "The burden of subsidy and tax exemption borne by the government from January to February 2006 was RM1.19 billion and RM1.44 billion respectively," the statement said. The statement said that without subsidy and tax exemption provided by the government, the retail price of these products in March 2006 would be higher. Without the subsidy and tax exemption, the price of RON 97 in the peninsula would have been RM2.46 per litre, RON 92 -- RM2.37 per litre, Diesel -- RM1.98 per litre and LPG -- RM3.21 per kilogram. In Sabah, RON 97 petrol without subsidy and tax exemption would have been RM2.45 per litre, RON 92 -- RM2.37 per litre, Diesel -- RM1.97 per litre and LPG -- RM3.35 per kilogram. In Sarawak, the price of RON 97 petrol without subsidy and tax exemption would have been RM2.45 per litre, RON 92 -- RM2.36 per litre, Diesel -- RM1.97 per litre and LPG -- RM3.34 per kilogram. "Although the government is raising the price of petroleum products, diesel and LPG, the price of petrol and diesel in Malaysia is still cheaper compared to the price of most of these products in the Asean countries except for Brunei Darussalam," the statement said. The statement also said the price of petroleum products in several other countries, including Asean countries, was higher than in Malaysia. per litre), diesel (RM2.28 per litre) and LPG (RM1.65 per kilogram). In Thailand, the price of RON 97 petrol is RM2.52 per litre, RON 92 (RM2.45 per litre), diesel (RM2.28 per litre) and LPG (RM1.65 per kilogram). The price in the Philippines is RM2.21 per litre for RON 97 petrol, RON 92 (RM2.20 per litre), diesel (RM1.95 per litre) and LPG (RM4.90 per kilogram). In Singapore, it is RM4.15 per litre for RON 97 petrol, RON92 (RM3.89 per litre), diesel (RM2.39 per litre) and LPG (RM5.32 per kilogram) while in Brunei the price for RON 97 petrol is RM1.22 per litre, RON 92 (RM1.19 per litre), diesel (RM0.71 per litre) and LPG (RM1.40 per kilogram). In Indonesia, it is RM2.30 per litre for RON 97 petrol, RON 92 (RM2.20 per litre), diesel (RM1.68 per litre) and LPG (RM1.89 per kilogram). The statement said the government had also introduced a diesel subsidy system for 84 per cent of vehicles in the land transport sector comprising public transport operators and consumer goods services through the use of fleetcards. "With the use of fleetcards, they are able to buy diesel at a subsidised price of 15 sen lower than the fixed price," it said, adding that the Domestic and Consumer Affairs Ministry had issued a letter to inform the eligible operators of the matter. The Prime Minister's Office also said the financial savings from the increase in the price of petroleum products would be used to finance development projects and improve the public transport system for the benefit of the people.

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BERNAMA report in Bahasa Malaysia

So it's past midnight...and harga minyak dah melantun naik lagik....as the prices of every bloody thing.

Kerajaan tetap maintain we're a bunch of lucky f*****s as we're paying among the lowest.

Sheesh! Sooner or later...that's getting bloody tired. It's just ONE of the factors in our multi-detailed life that is included in the cost count! haven't they realised that!

Were we surprised by this at all?

And are we among the luckiest to have bloody tolls everywhere we are?

This year, we've already set a record....as did we during July last year.

Sapa nak bertaruh masuk je tahun depan, kami akan menetapkan rekod baru dalam kenaikan harga minyak.

Kenaikan harga minyak seperti menjadi suatu tradisi lak....and while I'm sure that I speak for all of us when I say that I appreciate the oil companies' respect for our sense of tradition, I think they might be taking the joke a bit too far now.

You know what the REAL problem is now? Bukan sebab harga asik naik jer...but apa yang menggerunkan aku, is the fact that there is NO sane discussion about a possible solution nak counter the inevitable problem.

Dok membebel jer seribu satu alasan untuk kurangkan pembaziran...nak carpool (what happened to THAT campaign!)...nak pakai public transport (make it safer and more accessible then!

Tapi, apa yang sebenarnya diperlukan is a discussion untuk penyelesaian alternatif!

Kami ibarat dirogol industri minyak....tanpa sebarang peluang untuk mempertahankan diri!!!
Protest sebanyak yang kami nak...bising ler ngan tulis surat ke sapa pun...buiat ler seribu satu posting seperti ni....at the end of the day....the fact remains that we're just the oil companies' bitches!!!

And the government's cool about that!

And those cartoons are pretty much how pissed I am to be spending more. Aku dapat tau jer malam tadi dari abang Bad about it, I called my sister to confirm it, and sure enough....it was time to kena j**o again by the Government we voted for.

Aku kebetulan turun Genting siang tadi pun lampu E dah menyala on my fuel gauge....so ok ler. Top up RM65 full tank....selepas beratur berejam. It turns out, despite the lack of announcement...everyone had found out about it from someone or other that they knew.
tension!!!

Anyway....setakat wat posting ni nak lepas geram sebelom balik tidur.

By the way...continuing a little about kekecohan peminat pasal konon album Mawi tak layak tuk AIM, ni aku nak amik petikan dari blog Fiebie mengenai ABP-BH.

Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian.
Kak Ungka, eh silap kak ungku kelakar selamba, Syarifah Shaheera Make up meletop.
Kak Nita meletop. Nasib baik kak nita ada, at least orang yang naik genting tu tak lah rasa menyesal sangat.
Madley lagu-lagu Ahmad Nawab nyanyian Zahid, Adibah Noor, Kak Ning dan Kak Mimi meletop.
Sekian. Tak tahu lah nak tulis apa.
Oh yeah, satu lagi,Yeh... Mawi dapat satu lagi kereta. Jumlah terkumpul hartanya sekarang adalah Ringgit Malaysia 2 juta 125 ribu. Wow!!!
Tahniah pengundi yang membuktikan, bukan politk sahaja perlu didemokrasikan, seni pun perlu lah demokrasi jugak.
Pendemokrasian seni sudah bermula.

The highlighted text is something I like!!!

Not everything is a democracy! And democracy is not always good!

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