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Why is everyone jumping and doing a summersault over the hike in oil prices? Didn’t we all expect it? Wasn’t it the reason why there was a Tsunami during the 12 General Elections on March 8.

Why did people only vote BN-UMNO and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi out in 6 states? Why hadn’t it been the whole country?

Would the Pakatan Rakyat government do any better if they came into power, with the Federal Government in tow?  We wouldn’t know, would we?

Unless, we have a snap elections now, and let them win.

‘God willing I hope Malaysians will not demonstrate over this,’ Abdullah said (Malaysiakini). ‘Change your life-style,’ says Najib Tun Razak. It’s that all they bloody care about?

I believe people are willing to try anything.  Just don’t ask people to change their life-styles. 

Not unless Abdullah, Najib, their families and all the ministers change theirs first – which means no corruption, no subsidies and no wastage!

Got it?

 

 

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  1. confused says:

    .
    the chain-reaction of price hikes after price hikes on all things will follow and then, the run-away inflation is unstoppable leading to tsunami after tsunami and more after-shocks culminating in another GE tsunami.
    great depression.

  2. Kherry Scarry says:

    What a wonderful birthday gift from Bodohwi, announcement just before King’s Birthday !!!!

    Fuel price went down to USD 125/barrel but the fuel increase based on USD 130/barrel.

    Purpose of fuel increase now as we’re expecting changes in Gomen by Sept ?

    But I still cannot tolerate the “bloughing” statement…since before election till now – fuel increase…

  3. peetronas says:

    UMNO finally decides to vent its anger! You don’t think it’s the S-I-L’s advice?

  4. confused says:

    so, so, the world has gone upside down.
    have to tighten up.
    TIGHTEN UP, tighten all types of belts,
    waist belts, car back seat belts,
    chastity belts (make sure to carry yr…. HIV on the run)
    (and MAT REMpits – gone berserk and wild ).
    with price inflations, corruption will be on the rise.
    .

  5. Hitam Had says:

    I read somewhere that the petrol and diesel prices is now based on the market price less a fixed discount, to be set monthly. Can Malaysians live with this global reality? Jump up when crude oil price is high, and lie down when it is low every month? The issue is the inability to use subsidies wisely…maybe food stuffs will get some of the saved fuel subsidy to lower the cost of living.

    Pax.

  6. HotTemp says:

    Like it or not, everyone has to accept the fuel goes up as this is the world climate happen now. But the point is why the fuel subsidy only remove from our business and individual consumers ??!! Why not also remove from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) ? Which taking out majority of the overall subsidy cost ?! Is this the Gomet strategy, to burden their ‘rakyat’ , then save all subsidy for their own “people” ?!! I don’t know what Gomen we have , and why still people vote this kind of Gomen to rule the country. 100%Despair !

    Pls refer http://www.jeffooi.com

  7. flyer168 says:

    Dear Susan,

    We don’t need to wait for the Financial Tsunami to arrive our shores, Malaysia Boleh beat them to it !

    Is this the one that will break the camel’s back….the BN Political (almost Instantaneous) Tsunami/Harakiri a this already sad times for the rayaat !

  8. NEP modified says:

    Best time for that EC clown to push for snap elections lah. Bodoweewee getting stronger by the day.

  9. It should have been the market price from day one and nobody would ever scream or protest.
    Look at many other countries, no body protest because they know it is decided by the market and has nothing to do with the Government. Lets not go far just look Singapore the people pay a lot more- do you see any protest ? Use any subsidy on other commodities, less taxes, better accommodation amongst many others.

  10. ghenjis khan says:

    Shahrir could have advised Pak Lah who doesn’t know much Economics #101, to stagger the price increase over a few months at 20 sens per month .

    and Anwar still believes he can bring the pump prices down …..

    Ahmadenejad President of Irans says, there is enough Oil in the market and the Arab producers concur …

    so, are we saying the Zionit-Jews and Neo-Con Capitalists are manipulating the futures market ???

  11. NEP modified says:

    In what appears to be the biggest case of corruption in Iran, and perhaps in the Middle East, the Tehran-based Shahab News reported that the chief auditing office of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) has revealed that close to $35 billion of oil income from the financial year 2006-07 is missing.

    http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/iranian-government-missing-35-billion-in-oil-income/

    Tu lah Mr. Bodo punya kawan.

  12. kcee says:

    I’m all for marking petrol price to market but I don’t trust the present Government with the use of the savings. As for Petronas it should be held accountable to Parliament not the imbecile & pinocchio PM. No wonder CheDet came out of senility to fight him!

  13. TWOG says:

    I think we should all think through this carefully. Those who are blaming the present administration are barking up the wrong the trees and blaming the wrong people. Think.

    Who is responsible for the present mess? Think. Who instituted the fuel subsidies in the first place? Think. Who inititiated the Proton project and the car industry when Malaysia had/has no competitive and comparative advantages in the car industry? Think.

    Why Proton and the car industry is to be blamed? Because in order to make it a “success”, the prices of local cars were/are artificially kept low so that more people can afford to buy them. In other words, many who shouldn’t be buying cars bought them. And to make it even more viable to buy cars, petrol and diesel are subsidized heavily.

    Be fair people. Who is to be blamed?

    >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

  14. Peru says:

    I wake up this morning and felt everything around suddenly moved slowly.
    The subsidy word is scraps. What is the purpose of the gowernment?
    Take and collect money than keep in bank? Stupid. I as a family head I worked hard and spend for my whole family of five.
    Am I subsidized them? No!!! It’s my respondsibility. If I cannot do that than I am a failure. Same to you Mr Gowernment. Shame on you.
    Think how to increase value of this country and their peoples or just handover the job to the other people and you know who….
    10 to 15 years from now …… only times will judge this Swarnabhumi (land of gold).

  15. Ahmad says:

    Now AAB and NTR asked rakyat to change life style.
    We want AAB & NTR families and ministers first to change their life style.
    As fuel price goes up.. all goods will go up from nasi lemak to school bus and so on….
    Who advise PM to increase fuel price????????……

    Now PR states like Selangor are reducing 1st 20cu.m water, reducing quit rent and reducing assestment. Do anybody think BN goverment is trying to used this measure by PR states to burden rakyat???.

    What is Petronas profit after tax for 2007??
    How much being used to subsidised fuel in 2007??
    How would the Petronas need to add for fuel subsidy in 2008???
    BN goverment-please answer this question?
    Don’t give stupid answer by saying that Malaysian fuel price still the cheapest in this region…old song.

    Next is increase in electricity tariff… complete the whole cycle.. Malaysian is already in reccession.. we are in chaos states..

    My suggestions:
    1) BN goverment to allow using motor-bicycle.
    2) All ministers to pay their bills (petrol.. etc) and not allow to claim back.
    3) Goverment to take over all highways, IPP’s and other services.

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  17. Jelineloh says:

    …changing one’s lifestyle…

    TALK IS CHEAP!

  18. tony says:

    well said, TWOG. selling proton with low down payment and long installments plan to justify a so called car manufacturer status(was actually assembly plant) haha…….. all they did was to make a few changes to the body panel

  19. Jelineloh says:

    (oops… that was not jeline’s post)
    …changing one’s lifestyle…

    TALK IS CHEAP!

  20. bennyloh says:

    above…
    TALK IS CHEAP is posted by me
    bennyloh

  21. It has nothing to do with the Government of the day.
    The sudden jump would even be worse to accept, when the country runs out of oil soon so be happy for the present prices, they are still the cheapest in S.E.A.. How come with a lot and I mean a lot more personal taxes in some other countries like Australia and New Zealand people do not protest like ‘pampered children’ in S.E.A in particular ?
    Stop the subsidy mentality and be grown up !

  22. whispering9 says:

    ” The issue is the inability to use subsidies wisely…maybe food stuffs will get some of the (saved fuel subsidy) to lower the cost of living.”

    “I’m all for marking petrol price to market but I don’t trust the present Government with the (use of the savings.)”

    Let do some arithematics here ‘cos I can’t tahan it anymore. The prices of petrol and diesel were increased concurrent with the present high crude prices because the government DO NOT WANT to increase the previous allocated subsidies. So please beg my PARDON…WHAT that goddamn $$$$ SAVING to be used in the first place? It is not like they saved something! It is just crappy white wash lazy excuse. Similarly, “We are going bankrupt if we don’t increase the prices.” Most are just protecting their profit margins or interests at the expense of the consumers. It sickened me to observe your hyprocrisy in ‘suffering together’ after the increases. Useless to talk about the merits or demerits of sudsidies when we still maintain leakages, unfair trade practices and corruption.

    “Be fair people. Who is to be blamed?” …if we are so sensitive to put the blame of ineptitude on the present administrator then go blame it all on gremlins. The present administrator have just shredded our human economy.

  23. frustrating rakyat says:

    This Bodolah is just like a islamist terrorist / suicide bomber committing his last agenda. This is Bodolah’s last term and now he is going for the last big-time dig in our pockets.

    We must tell this Bodolah to go flying a kite in his kampong and stop this whim and fancy in robbing the rakyat money.

    There will be many many protests until this stupid sleepy head cough out every single sen of all the money he swallowed insidiously.

    When did this stupid sleepy head pay for his petrol in a petrol station? This sleepy head has been living in glamorous style free of charge all this while at the rakyat expense and now he wants more just to please his lustful /sensual organ.

    The rakyat are feeling the agony in living a decent life in Bolehland under hot sun and raining sky whereas this sleepy head wants the rakyat to work even more man-hours squeezing every drop of sweat and blood from the rakyat while this sleepy head and his cushion Danker sleeping comfortably in a conducive air-conditioning palace like a pig- all expenses paid by rakyat.

    If Endon is around, surely she would karcharz this stupid sleepy’s head useless sensual organ. Jean Darker is just not white/ wild enough to perform the job. As a matter of fact, this sleepy head needs a can of free high pressure grease to shaft into his belakang before he could really sleep.

    If rocket takes over the government, well, the price of petrol will remain as status quo, only thing the rakyat will have to be castrated and becomes a eunuchputra/ eunuchputri.

    Ditto to Keadilan except the rakyat has to purchase a petrol tong cover and attached to the belakang and always carry a can of high pressure grease bought from the petrol station.

    If pas takes over Malaysia, rakyat has to do is just bring a tong of free water provided by PKR and bring to any petrol station manned by Pas member who would chant a few verses over the thong of water before the rakyat filled the tong of water into his petrol tank.

    Malaysia is just a screwed up country. All politicians suck in Bolehland.

    it’s time for the rakyat to go back to the jungle/ kampong/ new village/ estate- to where they belong.

    All the politicians suck in Bolehland.

    Life is better over there.

  24. clearwater says:

    Of course the present administration shares part of the blame. Not so much for inevitable oil price increases but for the long term inefficiency, wastage, corruption, poor work habits, weak leadership that besets this nation. If resources were better allocated and used, our per capita wealth would be severalfold above present levels, transport infrastructure immeasurably improved and the public better equipped to cope with inflation. As it is, the ordinary man on the street will suffer the effects of coming price increases in basic living costs arising from removal of the oil price subsidy. Brace for demonstrations.

  25. lebaijanggut says:

    Congratulations!!!

    Well done to the voters who elect Bodohwi…

  26. TWOG says:

    clearwater – what you stated above – the rots – again can be attributed to the previous administration. Okay, let’s compromise – the present administration should share part of the blame. Shall we say, 10% to the present and 90% to the previous one.

    Seriously, what you need is good administration and good governance – the rest will follow. The previous administration had 22 years (and most of the countries in theregion then were booming) to put in place the right conditions, but the guy in charge was more interested in building egomanical, egotistical, megalomanical white-elephant projects.

    So, agree with you the present admin shares part of the blame. But to be fair, just a teeny weeny bit of the blame.

    BTW, glad you are into Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.
    :)

  27. Pee a petrol says:

    Fasten your seatbelt. Prices of services and goods are going and purchasing power is going down. At least now people know who they voted into power. And this govt continued to tell lies on oil subsidy and unfortunately many people has been brain washed. Labisman was one of the minority who is still clear enough to know that there has NEVER EVER been any subsidy on oil. Expect Petronas’s profit to increase by RM60bil a year at current oil price.

    Also, oil price just went down to USD122/barrel today. can bodoh decrease oil price now.

  28. “What goes up must come down
    Spinning wheel goes round and round”
    Let’s pray prices go down before the people drown
    Let’s solve the mystery of having wealth around and yet poverty abounds

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 050608

    http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com

    Thur. 5th June 2008.

  29. NEP mod says:

    So, agree with you the present admin shares part of the blame. But to be fair, just a teeny weeny bit of the blame. – TWOG

    No way, Badawi dah lama dalam Kerajaan. Lelong his yachts and jets and his sarong oso. Tak guna punya orang.

  30. bamboo river says:

    This is Appa ler Ron 97. Calling Anwar.
    We are in trouble.!!!!!!!

  31. TWOG says:

    Samuel,

    Your verses seem profound
    But based on logic not at all sound
    Not all that goes up must come down
    You age doesn’t come down, if you know how to count
    The price of eggs, over decades, have been around that amount
    And the price of air travel, if you think back, have been at discount
    P/S – what was the cost of a return ticket to London say in 1978, compared to what you pay now.

  32. clearwater says:

    TWOG
    The present BN-Umno administration carried on inept socio-economic policies inherited from the past. Reform was just a catchword, there was no political will to do so. To me, present and past administrations are both sides of the same coin. We need to change the currency now, not just coins and notes. Nothing less will do. There’s going to be much pain and much anguish if and when it happens; success is not a certainty but it is at least a journey with hope for future generations who believe in Bangsa Malaysia. Otherwise, I see a long lonely road into decline and ultimate chaos for this country.

  33. NEP modified says:

    P/S – what was the cost of a return ticket to London say in 1978, compared to what you pay now – TWOG

    The answer for that is in supply and demand. There were much less travellers then.

  34. Peru says:

    Mahathir time crude oil price berapa shj. Untung Petronas pun berapa shj.
    Sekarang Badawi (celup arab) punya masa harga crude oil berapa? Untung
    Petronas dari 2006 sampai Jun 2008 berapa? 3 x naik oh. Penang 2nd bridge atas kertas punya nama sudah hilang 2 billion, keretapi 2 landasan kurang-kurang 5 billon, PKFZ tak siapa gasak, Najib sudah cakap mau beli lagi besar, changih punya kapal perang. Commission cakap-cakap pun mesti 2x dari dulu. Budak-budak baru yang bergelar YB AMNO mahu kasi makan tarak takda support AB. macam macam boleh jadi cerita takda habi punya.

  35. NEP modified says:

    Petronas’ RM600 billion profit: Where has it all gone?

    http://anilnetto.com/accountability/petronas-rm600-billion-profit-where-has-it-all-gone/

  36. Good Luck Guys ….

  37. jmatts68 says:

    Why is the government doing this to the rakyat ? Is it pay back time for Barisan National Government?. An eye for an eye! I agree with all those readers who had stated remove the road tax totally, take over the toll, reduces the duties on cars regardless whether imported or local. But is the govenment going to do this Who will suffer ? Is is us as RAKYAT. We have monkeys who runs the country these days.

  38. NEP modified says:

    So now Badawi can change lifestyle or not? His jet, yacht better to sell man.

  39. crower says:

    UBAH GAYA HIDUP ANDA ?

    People change for the better…..not for the worst.

    It’s like asking us to use 3310 instead of i-Phone …….

  40. caravanserai says:

    Monkeys got bananas
    Peanuts too on the ground
    For free

    And the people
    Tightened belts stitching pocket holes
    Dreaming about the good life
    Reality is hard to define………..

    Petrol hike has to come
    We knew it long time ago
    Only we didn’t expect it to jump 40.6%
    It isn’t going to stop there
    The sleeping beauty will rocket it again

    The subsidy will be saved
    The government has $56 billion to play(?)
    On the economics around the country
    If only sleeping beauty knows how to manage

    The spinning wheel effects
    Scooping up the peoples’ woes
    Paying more for many essential goods
    Only the cronies harvesting it to the banks

    We have to bite the bullets
    Keep our thoughts until the next GE
    Else Pakatan Rakyat works its magic
    We will be stuck for another 4 years

    The BN government must know where to hit
    The $56 billion in its coffers
    The toll companies, IPP, no road tax, no tax for cars
    Increase the minimum wage to cushion these people

    If they sleep on the job
    The people will take to the streets
    There is no question about it
    Some one says we are oil producing country
    Yet we have to pay a hefty price for petrol
    Ironic isn’t it in Malaysia?

    Now bite the bullet
    Wait for the time to change
    The BN knows the time has come
    The leaders go for the final run
    On the gravy train what else….

  41. George says:

    Definitely, this is another tactic to control the people by letting the oil price hike…except for Sabah & Sarawak. People urged to change lifestyle and spending. They also expecting some demo or worst riots so that they can declare state of emergency and they be the caretaker and to fully control the whole nation and states of Malaysia.

    All this is conspiracy. They have work out the screen play one by one. Soon more announcements will make from the government in their attempt to control the people.

    But do not forget that they (government) also take a great risk to be topple by people…in the next GE if their plan fail.

    What can the people do now…??? I got now idea yet…

  42. Ahila says:

    Ubah Gaya Hidup : BN cronies zoop zapping in their cars all the time-wonder who pays for their fuel? Tax Payers ! Well..well..Ministers, how I would love to see you guys cycling to Parliment. Ubah gaya hiduplah mentri mentri! Be an example to the rakyat. Najib..you start first !
    Congrats for those who voted for BN – nah rasakan !
    Malaysia is oil producing country YET Malaysians are paying hefty sum for fuel.WHy? Siapa sapu untung duit minyak?
    I am for a change NOW ! Yes, need a NEW government who would really CARE for its people.!!!! You are dead meat BN!

  43. TWOG says:

    /// P/S – what was the cost of a return ticket to London say in 1978, compared to what you pay now – TWOG

    The answer for that is in supply and demand. There were much less travellers then. ///

    NEP Modified – exactly. I am agreeing with you and I hope you are agreeing with me. In any capitalist system, prices are determined by supply and demand (ok, forget about monopolies and other such). I would add another factor – lower cost of production due to advances in technologies..

    Planes are actually cheaper to produce now on a per passenger basis. Likewise, computers are now much cheaper than those mainframe days on a per GB or per MB basis.

    Now, back to the main point here. Why is petrol prices going up – supply and demand again. (again, forget about OPEC & cartel, etc.)

  44. wanadoo says:

    Petronas punya duit habis dibelanja sekarang dia orang gasak kita punya belakang…….simple math when the crude price goneup higher Petronas make more money ….mana itu duit semua??????

  45. sklee says:

    The expected increase in the price for petrol and diesels is bigger than expected……40% for petrol and 64% for diesels.The effects on prices will be quite drastic.The rebates for car owners and motor-bike owners are too insignificant to ameliorate the rise in the costs of living.I believe the government have not done enough planning.We all know that it is not possible for the government to perpetually provide the oil subsidy given the continual increase in the price of crude oil in the world.But, why can’t the increase be less and spread over a longer time frame?On the one hand, the promised improvement in public transport is yet to be realized.On the other hand, much of the increased in the price of crude oil is due more to speculations in crude oil futures rather than a genuine shortage of world crude oil!Malaysia, after all, is net exporter of oil.I am sure most of us would like to know in more details how Petronas utilize the huge profits over the years.

  46. wanadoo says:

    2molo more corridors stories

  47. wanadoo says:

    Scomi will be awarded more buses and public transport project soon!!!!!!

  48. jimmy says:

    ask rakyat to chage thier lifestyle….
    but they don’t do it first…

  49. NEP modified says:

    Jun 5, 2008

    Vietnam sets nuclear pace in Southeast Asia
    By Andrew Symon

    HANOI – General Electric of the United States and Asian rivals in the nuclear power sector such as Daewoo and Toshiba are among companies looking to win big contracts in Southeast Asia as the region’s countries turn to the once-shunned energy source to fuel future economic growth.

    GE and companies from France, Russia, Canada, Japan, South Korea and China turned out in numbers at a nuclear industry exhibition in Hanoi last month, bidding to help Vietnam develop its first nuclear power facilities.

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/JF05Ae01.html

  50. Mirage says:

    Dear Sir

    It is the right time that this grossly corrupt and incompetent tyrant government that remove the fuel subsidies & increase the electricity tariffs should also be removed by whatever means necessary to accomplish this as well. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim & PKR, it is your call now and as all the people of Malaysia are firmly behind you. Cannot imagine that a nett producer & nett exporter of Crude Oil has to do this, look at Brunei & Saudi Arabia, there are no increases of prices of Petrol & Diesel at their pumps as both are nett producers and nett exporters of Crude Oil and they are now enjoying a boost to their economies with a whopping windfall in oil prices of the current US$137/- per barrel that earned them huge foreign exchange reserves from their Crude Oil exports. But in Malaysia the reverse is true as there is no boost to the economy, but only sadness prevailed because the foreign exchange reserves from Crude Oil nett exports earned are poorly managed or mis-managed and no one knows where all the profits over the years had gone and we are saying all the 600 or more Billion earned had disappeared and there is no accountability by the tyrant power that be.

    Thank you,
    Sincerely,
    Mirage

  51. kittykat46 says:

    The cost of fuel directly or indirectly finds its way into many, many products and services. This is just the beginning of a chain reaction. There’s a mega inflation coming….

    Meanwhile Bodowi is still sitting pretty with his vacuous corridors…He would have had more political capital with the People if he had made more progress to clean up the corruption in the system earlier. Now he has none…I’m wondering if Bodowi is going to be one more casualty of this price hike.

  52. Kesava says:

    Kenny Gan: I don’t mind paying market price for petrol provided I can pay market price for cars. Currently, our cars are anything but ‘market price’. We have one of the highest car prices in the world due to our abnormally high import duties on foreign cars.

    I’m not talking about luxury cars either, half of what we pay for a basic family cars goes to tax. The tax component of a car will pay for the extra cost of unsubsidised petrol for the life of the car!

    In a country where public transport is abysmal and most people have no practical choice but to own cars, middle-class families are being pushed to the wall. Subsidised petrol helps to offset the high installments car owners have to fork out monthly to pay for their overtaxed cars.

    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/83966

  53. Muda says:

    Since getting the Jeanie , Pak Lah prerefs things to go up ! Up ! And What does he care about you , me and the rest of the rakyat !

  54. kittykat46 says:

    Hidup UMNO….
    hahahaha…….

  55. sandyow says:

    It is so natural for everyone to be angry. But for how long? Sooner or later we still have to adapt our lifestyles accordingly. Although for a fact, let the VIPs try living our lives before they ask to “ubah cara hidup”. But the dont demo bit is crucial what, the last thing we want is more huru hara in the country leh!

  56. freewave says:

    This is drastic. Why didn’t they do it gradually??? This will kill a lot of people including middle to low income earners. This proportion of increase in diesel and petrol will soon reflected in most daily consumer products. That means our monthly expenditure would likely be at least 40% higher than used to be! What worry me most is, crime rate would probably increase too (due to people find illegal ways to make money to make up the additional expenditure). It looks like the present government is asking for trouble. If there’s another election, I wouldn’t hesitate to put the mark on the opposition again.

  57. George says:

    F**k the BN.

    The disaster has just begun… Expect more to come…

    It will be a long journey before everything go back to normal, with many fights along the way.

    History is in the making. New chapter is drafting now. We all are entering a dark tunnel…
    :(

  58. NEP modified says:

    ANGKATAN Muda Keadilan mengumumkan hasrat mereka untuk ‘menggerakkan protes rakyat’ di seluruh negara berikutan pengumuman kerajaan menaikkan harga minyak berkuatkuasa hari ini, kata ketuanya Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin.

    Menurut beliau, pihaknya yakin tindakan kerajaan yang meletakkan beban di bahu rakyat untuk menanggung kenaikan minyak mendadak pasti akan disusuli dengan kenaikan mendadak harga barang dan perkhidmatan di seluruh negara.

    “Semasa membentangkan Bajet 2008, kerajaan telah memperuntukkan RM12 bilion hasil daripada penjimatan subsidi petrol serta diesel untuk menaik taraf sistem pengangkutan awam dan penubuhan Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pengangkutan Awam (KWAPA) namun hasil yang diharap-harapkan belum tercapai,” katanya.

    klpos.com/v2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1491&Itemid=84

  59. freewave says:

    “ask rakyat to chage thier lifestyle….
    but they don’t do it first…”

    They do, they upgrade their lifestyles while we downgrade our lifestyles.

  60. TWOG says:

    NEP Modified – your point about supply and demand is particularly relevant to the topic at hand. The subsidized fuel is precisely creating a false demand. As prices drop, demands go up. By subsidizing, the government is creating an artificial demand. This is the problem now facing Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, etc.

  61. NEP modified says:

    TWOG: What lah you. You was talking 1978 travel compare to today price. I only talk of that lah.

    I never say that there should be subsidy. I also say badawi and UMNO cannot treat Petronas like their grandmother dcompany. It belong to rakyat so have to answer kat parliament. Also proton kereta should be no subsidy.
    Last time subsidy remove they say will improve public transportation. Mana ada?
    Go bus stand 12 clock all busses berhenti – lunch break. What stupid public transportation this one huh? You tell me.

  62. Baby Harrison jR. says:

    This reminds me of the Gomen of Boleh Land since Mahathir to produce ersatz fuel, say palm oil. What happened to that now?

    Where is my papa, Harrison Sr? :]

  63. Robert Teh says:

    I’m too lost for words.

    I reckon, the demise of BN is beginning to become a reality.

  64. Robert Teh says:

    Najib said – “Change your lifestyle”.

    Please tell that to a young family with many hungry mounths to feed, school-going children, living in a cramped apartment with the father earning RM600 or less, eating simple meals daily to “change your lifestyle”.

    It’s like asking a blind man, in a dark room, groping in the darkness, searching for a black cat!

    Think Najib, think! Think Pak Lah, think!

  65. kittykat46 says:

    The UMNO elite live in a privileged world far removed from the realities of ordinary working folks. What else to expect from them.

    This is akin to Marie Antoinette’s infamous line towards the poor French peasants “Let them eat cake”

  66. Kherry Scarry says:

    Hallo Najis and Dol, please spare some time being a Rakyat for a day. Gradual increase is acceptable, 40.6% is too much for rakyat !!! Thought BN govt suppose to take care of Rakyat not burden the rakyat Dol !!! Worse still expecting more chain effect after this. Dol Dol !!! You are the worse PM species I have ever encountered…..

  67. Eric says:

    Change your lifestyle ?? ARE YOU STUPID!!!
    Those poor families don’t have enough to eat, how to change lifestyle?
    Don’t eat or eat grass??

    What a greedy government!! It is sad that most people voted BN and we as wise voters who voted PR, not rewarded by our wise action but got the consequences of their action……

  68. wanadoo says:

    BN is a BIG black hole neverhave enough

  69. Eric says:

    We as oil producing country and yet charge us with such a high petrol price. Please don’t FOOL us with the term raising of world oil price. When the oil price increase, Petronas earns more profit. The oil from our ground belongs to every citizen. Charge us with low price even if not FREE….

  70. Edi神 says:

    We are being conned by our own government!

    Penipu!

  71. Crankshaft says:

    I think Pak Lah knows he’s going to be kicked out of office soon.

    And so, the dude has to rake in the money and fast, before he has no more access to the funds.

    The easiest way, is to reduce the fuel subsidy – with the predictably empty promises that this money will be channelled into improving public transportation or some such.

    You and I know that’s bull.

    Ladies and gentlemen, mark my words – that money will go into the pockets of our esteemed politicians.

    More: Fuel Price Up In Malaysia

  72. Eric says:

    If he was so unethical and greedy, why were people claimed him to be religious……

    Or maybe not religious but tipu punya

  73. George says:

    Based on the huge oil price hike, who most affected:

    1) the low and middle income people (combined salary less than RM5k per month)
    2) Living in urban city areas
    3) Own 1 car and above (any cc & with HP instalment)
    4) Own or rent a terres house, an appt or a condo (with housing loan payment)
    5) Work 9 to 5 5 days a week
    6) Own 2 kids and above
    7) Not eating at home
    8) Drive to work

    According to my interpretation, those people falled under most of this groups are most vureable to the oil price hike are mostly opposition supporters.

    Pls belief it… try to recall back how the 12th GE being carried out. Each room in the voting centre is being segregated by age group and by ballot box. EC has all the necessary info to analyse the data about election patterns, demography and lifestyle. GE results shown that most people at urban city mostly support opposition and they match all these criteria.

    Well, think for yourself. This is just another plot from BN to get people who support opposition suffer and distract all attention to their inner conflict and issues and to keep people for have enough resource to fight back.

    Brilliant! Still in denial and the doom day is near. What a sad time. :(

  74. wanadoo says:

    Petronas sudah habis dibahagi sama BN so kita punya sweat& blood diorang cari…..simple logic

  75. wanadoo says:

    …..petronas’s profit

  76. Shanker says:

    This is it….the after effects of 50 years of BN hegemony….it comes to this. A clue-less PM of a clown (who’s also Finance Minister) decides to fix the bocor economy by announcing a hefty price increase…

    And what does he do? He compares the price agst S’pore & Thailand. Did Brunei increase its petrol price?

    The time to vacate your office, together with your dumb office crews, has long expired. Pls leave Mr PM, while the going away is still possible.

  77. George says:

    Comparison of the our oil price (Petrol) with other OIL PRODUCING countries

    UAE– RM1.19/litre
    Eygpt– RM1.03/litre
    Bahrain– RM0.87/litre
    Qatar– RM0.68/litre
    Kuwait– RM0.67/litre
    Saudi Arabia– RM0.38/litre
    Iran– RM0.35/litre
    Nigeria– RM0.32/litre
    Turkmenistan– RM0.25/litre
    Venezuela– RM0.16/litre
    MALAYSIA– RM2.70/litre and going RM4 come August!!!

    Neighbouring countries

    Thailand– RM3.90/litre
    Singapore– RM5.20/litre
    Indonesia– RM2.07/litre
    India– RM4.00/litre

    So, what u all 2 say here??? Ain’t Malaysia is OPEC member??? why our oil price such high??? As compare with our neighbouring countries which did not produce oil at all…

    Our DPM Najis ask us to change lifestyle???

    Dun eat rice, eat keledek??? Dun think milk, just drink water. Dun use car, jalan kaki? Less shopping for clothes, then wear less cloth??? Dun stay in terres house or in urban city areas, go stay in caves or atas pokok??? less sleeping but work 2 jobs? Isn’t this a dramastic change of lifestyle? Is this what he refers as such?

    Really dun understand why got other “blindfolded” people still vote for BN, in the end got BIG shocking oil price hike and huge electic price up just in a day (actually already in the planning to implement before the year 2008)

  78. ivan yeo says:

    Aisehman, wrote a very nice piece about tackling the subsidy problem> It is all about doing the right thing and no corruption and rent seekers!

  79. Kim says:

    It’s not the fuel hike/subsidy issue, it’s the aftemath, the chain reaction and the runaway inflation. Everyone is very angry except those who drive Government cars and used petrol paid by the Rakyat with no conscience. This is really a wake up call for all Malaysian. The 3 stooges at the Press Conference, all from UMNO… it’s not even a BN/government’s decision. Pray hard for a future…. whatever left of it.

  80. Su says:

    Can I suggest that EVERYBODY take up the government suggestion to change our life style by :

    Using public transportation in our daily life? Go to work in public transport.

    Can someone organize that ? Just for one day.

  81. artemus22 says:

    RM43 million ringgit flowed out of the country to send a traveler to space. Now that the rakyat is going through a hard time, can the spaceman drop some kampit beras down from the sky?

  82. George says:

    BN government has expected aftermath, not 1 but many… & have already know about it…. They hv not other choice but to cut the oil subsidy so that they can proceed with their subsidies on SME and the development of 9MP…of amount up to hundreds billions ringgit…

  83. George says:

    just for their greeds and keep their cronies & support. The whole epic is a well planned plot to stay relevant.

  84. Devan says:

    Bodoh punya Badawi!!!!
    All the petronas profits have been siphon off by ur cronies.SIL,and Najib.
    Why pay nearly 500 million to Razak Baginda as comission???
    What others are you doing with Petronas /Rakyats Money????
    Where is ur JET???
    Where is ur Luxury Yacth??
    Where is ur House in Perth??
    Where is the profit from the oil for food programme ?? How did u get $$$$ to buy all these???
    Deduct or reduce ur Ministers Pay…
    Petronas belongs to the Rakyat. WHY SO SECRETIVE ABOUT ITS ACCOUNTS?
    ITS A SHAME OIL IS SO EXPENSIVE IN AN OIL PRODUCING COUNTRY!
    BADAWI …PLEASE RESIGN ….CALL FOR ELECTIONS AGAIN.
    ANWAR…..PR……NOW IS THE TIME……

  85. artemus22 says:

    Su says:

    “Can I suggest that EVERYBODY take up the government suggestion to change our life style by:

    Using public transportation in our daily life? Go to work in public transport.”

    Honestly Su, I don’t think anyone of our ministers dares to step on the streets unescorted by their bodyguards because they are very much aware of the rising crimes in this country. The simplest way to show that they are still with the rakyat is to have their salary cut by 10% starting from July.

  86. TWOG says:

    Sigh….
    Malaysia is such a lucky country. Even after a 40.6% increase, its petrol price is still one of the lowest in the world. (All prices in US Dollar.

    London…….$2.15
    Singapore…$1.58
    Tokyo………$1.50
    Sri Lanka….$1.46
    Sydney…….$1.39
    Delhi………..$1.19
    USA…………$1.00
    Bangladesh..$0.97
    Vietnam……$0.90
    Malaysia……$0.83
    Indonsia……$0.65
    Beijing……..$0.61

    Source: Reuters

  87. Baby Harrison jR. says:

    An average salary for a sales-assisatant at a shop/ supermarket is RM800.00/month.

    In Singapore the average is $1000 converted into Malaysian currency about RM2,300.00.

    The minister is going to use this as a methodology of manipulation. I bet you can do the simple math isn’t it?

    Baby Harrison : Where is my papa, the ice-cream man just told me about a 20 cent hike for a RM1.00 stick. I wan a raise too.

  88. ktteokt says:

    So much for “KEPIMPINAN MELALUI TELADAN” as proclaimed by BN government umpteen years back. Maybe they have forgotten. They should dig out this “signboard” from the National Archives and study the meaning of each and every word written on it and abide by it!!!!!

  89. ktteokt says:

    I bet many of those who voted for BN in the recent election are now regretting. No point crying over spilt milk! Blame yourselves for putting this useless government into power!!!

  90. ANg Kong says:

    Dear TWOG,

    pls lah.. compare likes with likes.. dont compare a dog with a bird!
    40% hike in 1 go…. it’s like saying..”na, u mati u punya pasai!” don use the chicken feet rebates to fool us…. we may be naive but we r not stupid!
    use public transport? show us u r willing to use it yourself… double standard !! starts with the transport minister as of today! talk kock!

  91. dusto88 says:

    One of the advice being dished out is to take pubic transportation..yes in theory it sounds ok, but incase you have been sleeping all your life havent you notice that our public transport is in a shambles?

    Change lifestyle ? yes sure but if you are living from pay check to pay check, how much changes can be made? Instead of eating 3 meals maybe cut down to 2?

    The government should look at themselves as to how they can tighten their belts and not burden the rakyat with stupid and grandious projects like sending some goon up to space (God knows for what) and spending unncessarily like buying new business jets..For God’s sake, why do they need so many? Let me see, they have a Falcon 900, a Global Express and then the new Boeing..They even use them for private trips..all paid by the rakyat..The list goes on..just that i dont have the time as I need to rush home to cook dinner…cant afford to eat out nowadays..

  92. Lallang exile says:

    Guys,

    Common!!! Over here, we’re paying about US$2.00 or 8 ringgit a litre. The pricce includes taxers to deter more cars on the road.

    TWOG had it right on the dot. The heavy subsidies was started and continued to prop up the local car industry.

    Without the subsidies, most people – even if the Proton came in a free platter – would not be able to afford to take care of it.

    It’s about time we bring back the good old public transport like buses and trians (for short and long distance) for the environment’s sake.

    I never bought a car in Malaysia coz even then, I thought it wasteful to drive round alone using money(oil) that could go elsewhere. The notorious mini-buses in KL in those days were fast, cheap and efficient.

    And, I don’t believe oil prices will come down in Malaysia if Anwar ascends.
    Get out of the denial mode, people, this is an international phenomena.
    If Anwar really does so, it will be disastrous for Malaysia coz before u know it, the country would be bankrupt and the ringgit worthless………..

  93. flyer168 says:

    Dear Susan,

    Why don’t we all unite & Walk our Talk. Let us DO something POSITIVE to show the BN government that their less than 2/3 majority CANNOT continue imposing MORE hardship to its Downtrodden rayaat = Break the camel’s back ! People’s power vs 140 or so BN reps ! Surely we can DO better than them !!!

  94. freewave says:

    “Malaysia is such a lucky country. Even after a 40.6% increase, its petrol price is still one of the lowest in the world.” TWOG

    It seems you didn’t realise Malaysia’s per capital income is also low, that makes our purchasing power still lower even though petrol price is one of the lowest.

  95. Kim says:

    The saddest day in Malaysian history. Bet all are worried on how to survive and earn a decent living. No mood to work and no need struggle any more. All the hard earned money, why work our !@# off only to pay taxes to fund all stupid government forever making losses projects or pay for the lawat sambil belajar overseas trip, etc.

    Someone suggested taking the public transport. At the same time. The track will give way and what a catastrophy. Try taking the monorail or LRT or KTM during peak hours. Human sardines and the jaga pintu monorail still shouting masuk, masuk. A very familiar scene which reminds me of the pink mini buses. Almost 2 decades we have phased the mini buses now we have the same scenarios. Sad, very sad indeed.

  96. Trite says:

    TWOG, you miss what George posted:

    Comparison of the our oil price (Petrol) with other OIL PRODUCING countries

    UAE– RM1.19/litre
    Eygpt– RM1.03/litre
    Bahrain– RM0.87/litre
    Qatar– RM0.68/litre
    Kuwait– RM0.67/litre
    Saudi Arabia– RM0.38/litre
    Iran– RM0.35/litre
    Nigeria– RM0.32/litre
    Turkmenistan– RM0.25/litre
    Venezuela– RM0.16/litre
    MALAYSIA– RM2.70/litre and going RM4 come August!!!

    Malaysia lucky country – you say. Apa macam lah?

  97. Angry Motorist says:

    There is so much the govt can do to increase revenue without such huge rise in petrol.

    Being a net exporter of oil, the increase is unjustified when there is so much waste and corruptions. For a start remove subsidy to IPP and sell APs direct to the public instead of giving it to cronies. After all what have the govt done from the last saving of RM4b in petrol price rise?

  98. Kherry Scarry says:

    Dol, when are you car pooling with Najix or Rosmah, or Najix with Jean ? Lead by example, huh..

    You do it, we do it.

  99. 2 Pak Kai says:

    flyer168 Says:
    June 5, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Dear Susan,

    “Why don’t we all unite & Walk our Talk. Let us DO something POSITIVE to show the BN government that their less than 2/3 majority CANNOT continue imposing MORE hardship to its Downtrodden rayaat = Break the camel’s back ! People’s power vs 140 or so BN reps ! Surely we can DO better than them !!!”

    Ok sure, do you have any police friends working at prisons just in case..

  100. Selamat_Pagi says:

    This morning, the DAP held a street protest against the Cabinet decision to increase fuel and power prices in Jalan Pasar in the heart of the city. Among the DAP leaders who attended the protest were Teresa Kok, Fong Kui Lun, Tan Seng Giaw, Lim Lip Eng and Janice Lee.

    Led by outspoken Cheras MP, Tan Kok

    Wai, the DAP protestors had gathered as early as 10am outside an Indian restaurant fronting the main road and waited almost an hour before demanding that the Government retract the price increase instantly.

    “We want the Government to immediately announce that the increment will be stopped immediately because the public anger has reached to the maximum. We call on the Government to act wisely. Stop robbing the rakyat!” Tan pronounced.

    He warned that the Government’s failure to do so would result in a nightmare.

    http://themalaysianinsider.com/mni/dap-takes-to-the-streets-over-price-hikes.html

  101. warlord says:

    What man this Bodowira thinks he is a wira from Balik Kampong or what? Suka2 increase the price like this country belongs to his grandfather in hell? This Bodowira behaves as if he is a stupid mad warlord!

    In the USA or England, every proposal affecting the netizens is subject to voting by the people before the Federal Government can implement anything.

    This Bodowira behaves as if he is the mad supreme warlord in Bolehland.What is the point of electing MP to the Parliament when this mad warlord can do whatever fancy he pleases?

    Might as well close down the Parliament and send all those useless MPs balik kampong saving taxpayers’ million of $$$$$.

    This mad warlord behaves like a mad Gorilla and should be caged and skinned alive before this mad gorilla bankrupted bolehland completely.

    Ele killing

  102. Selamat_Pagi says:

    With Umno branch meetings around the corner, Dr Mahathir will certainly attempt to paint Abdullah as a lackey of the IMF and someone incapable of managing the economy.

    That certainly was the thrust of Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s attack. The president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat said that the government could have lowered the pump price if it taxed profits made by oil companies. She noted that the cost of exploration by oil companies was US$30 but the price of crude oil per barrel was US$130.

    She slammed the government for comparing the pump price here with that in Singapore and Thailand. A proper comparison should instead be made with the price of petrol in oil-producing countries such as the United Arab Emirates where the pump price was RM1.19, she noted.

    http://themalaysianinsider.com/mni/advice-on-the-economy-from-dr-m-wan-azizah.html

  103. whispering9 says:

    Let you choose:

    A. TDM: Corruption and Subsidies
    B. AAB: Corruption. No Subsidies

    Once a staff complained to me: “Boss, he useless. Only know how to carry your balls.” I stared at him and replied, “Better than useless and don’t know how to carry my balls.” Of course, I optimistically hope for an employee who is useful and can carry my balls. Maybe, we will get a PM who can eradicate wastages and reward us richly with subsidies. :roll:

    Btw TWOG – our RM currency is kept undervalued so in reality our petrol in US $ is not cheap.

  104. wanadoo says:

    what subsidy????…..when the everage oilproducing are selling at0.50/liter…..even at 1.90/liter sudah banyak untung now they want more from us to pay all their crony …..all the IPS…YTL power,Tanjong,Malakof,MMC…etc…..all the private road…ask BN how much the gomen pay every year to all of these crony……rob the poor pay the rich….Hood Robin

  105. Selamat_Pagi says:

    KUALA LUMPUR, JUNE 5 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has heaped more pressure on the Abdullah administration, saying that he feared that the billions of ringgit the government will save by cutting subsidies would be wasted.

    The de facto head of the Opposition noted that in the past Malaysia’s oil revenues were “disbursed for megaprojects and projects that benefit the rich and the cronies.”

    “People can be persuaded to accept the gradual reduction of subsidies…But not when the funds are not disbursed in a transparent manner,” Anwar told the International Herald Tribune by phone from his home in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

    http://themalaysianinsider.com/mni/anwar-savings-to-benefit-the-rich-and-crony.html

  106. Kesava says:

    06.05.08, 3:51 AM ET

    Malaysia – KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Reuters) – Malaysia has sharply raised fuel and gas prices, a move that could drive inflation to a 10-year high and risk further stoking anger against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, already fighting for his political life.

    The stock market has fallen 3 percent and the ringgit weakened just over half a percent, as investors worry about growing political risks due to a possible change in government.

    Here are some possible political risk scenarios, compiled by Reuters on the basis of interviews with analysts.

    http://www.forbes.com/reuters/feeds/reuters/2008/06/05/2008-06-05T075103Z_01_SP190969_RTRIDST_0_MALAYSIA-FUEL-SCENARIOS-FACTBOX.html

  107. wanadoo says:

    y
    ou know how much and how long the gomen have to pay all the private road
    commited by semi value…..the minister of work takut beritahu kita …if we all know the truth kita boleh fainted

  108. Scorpion says:

    If you are in London you pay RM6.88 per liter :-D
    If you are in US you pay 3.28 per liter :-D

    Oil producing countries pay(the lowest)
    Saudi Arabia– RM0.38/litre
    Iran– RM0.35/litre
    Nigeria– RM0.32/litre
    Turkmenistan– RM0.25/litre
    Venezuela– RM0.16/litre

    Malaysia is also an oil producing country but in Malaysia we pay
    RM2.70 per liter going to RM4 in August..isn’t that great?

    All the revenue and profits since 1974 were squandered and became ash. Thanks to the BN government and their “prudent economy management”.

    Oil increase is inevitable but sound management of economy is possible. However it is impossible if we have idiots as leaders.

  109. Kesava says:

    Dalam wawancara Buletin TV3 (8.00 malam 4/6/2008) Dato’ Shahrir Samad memberitahu tujuan sebenar mengurangkan subsidi minyak ini adalah untuk menampung kos pembangunan Negara…… Inilah jawapan paling ikhlas Dato’ Shahrir berhubung kenaikkan harga minyak

    Apakah hasil minyak semata-mata digunakan untuk menampung kos pembangunan yang mega dan terlampau

    http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/8429/84/

  110. wanadoo says:

    One smart move all attention on petrol …..Fcuk-lah escape from the center stage for a while to catch some air

  111. wanadoo says:

    Kesava semua itu Petronas punya duit sudah dia orang gasak sekarang kita punya duit for menampung pembangunan….money for all the crony

  112. Lallang exile says:

    despite shahrir’s insistence yesterday about 50m radius ruling for foreign cars, ABB shot down the idea.

    Can someone clarify whether the 80 cent hike was the subsidy that the gomen used to pay? Is that it or are current prices after the hike still subsidised?

    But even afer the hike, the price iin Malaysia’s far lower than Singapore.

    Ditto if you compare it with the UK and US, which are both oil producing countries.

    And, if you believe the Opposition will lower the price of oil, you should also prepare for an opposition government that won’t last long since it will go bankrupt.

    We have to adjust our lives – go back to public transport or cycling, for example.

    30 years ago, we all cycled happily to school in groups for company or took the school bus. Some even walked to school if it was less than 1km. Only the very very rich went in private cars. Now, each student is chauffered in the gas guzzlers called SUVs.

    And, what happened to the super efficient, albeit dangerously operated, good old minibus? Yes, it was very packed, but the Govt could ban standing on the bus, thus forcing all passengers to only board when there are seats availlable ( this is done in HK, where it is very popular).

    And, Kim, it is a fact of life that the tube will be always sardined packed in vibrant cities. You could check out yourself if you don’t believe me.
    But as a long term measure, the tube is the cleanest, fastest and cheapest way to commute.

    I think in the long term, petrol prices won’t come down however much we wish it , and we should champion for a more efficient transport system – both short and long distance.

    And think about it, we would be party to efforts to protect our environment.

  113. Kesava says:

    wanadoo:

    Ya lah. now they want gasak some more for badawi corridors.

  114. Ctizen Me says:

    Be prepared for petrol price of RM 3.50 – RM 4.00 in August. They need to divert the money into projects where the real profits are.

    With the excess of funds all kinds of hands will be in the pockets of the Finance Ministry. God please help[ us.

  115. Siti says:

    Anyone of you has a Big Mouth can Sweet talk well and persuasive? It is worth to try your luck (no harm) to participate in politic as being a politician is one of the best way to get rich faster (a short cut way, no sweat) and your life style will change too within a short time; big houses, big families with wives & mistresses, big cars, big makan makan with double chin & big tummy. Because money will find its way into your pockets. So this oil price rises won’t be a big issue in the future.

  116. wanadoo says:

    the truth will never be told ….itu OSA

  117. Betul says:

    I am not angry about the increase in the price of petrol when Abdullah Ahmad Badawi could not avoid increasing it. I am angry that he was forced to increase it. Why was he forced to increase it? And what happened to the estimated RM2 trillion that Petronas has earned over 34 years since 1974? And why are the accounts not made public or tabled before Parliament? Was not Petronas set up through an Act of Parliament via the Petroleum Development Act 1974? Therefore, should not Parliament have the power and authority to demand that Petronas table its accounts before Parliament? Why are the accounts secret? And why should Petronas report to only one man?

    Petronas should be turned into a pubic listed company. Petronas should be called Petroleum Malaysia Berhad or Petromas Bhd or PMB and it should be listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange and its accounts should be made public like all other public companies.

    http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/8433/1/

  118. wanadoo says:

    Before 080308 BN said no price increase …50+% of M’sian was cheated or else they won’t be the ruling gomen.

  119. wanadoo says:

    for 34 years petronas’s 2 over Trillions had made a hand full of BN millionaires and still have to feed many of those crony for years to come….

  120. NEP modified says:

    This is evidence Badawi kaki tipu. Hohoho 50 peratus viters kena tipu.
    Now 100% sure that Najib pun klentong on Altantunya case. Guarantee he involved oso.

  121. NEP modified says:

    In fact we should be angry at the Sarwakians and Sabahans who voted blindly for Barisan Nasional on March 8. The East Malaysians should instead apologies to us Peninsular ppl that they have made a stupid mistake in believing Barisan Nasional will be there to help them whenever they are in trouble.

    Never too late to repent! Wake up Sabahans and Sarawkians, you leaders had betrayed you all. They think for themselves ,not for you. Next election, vote them out! – Cuckoo

  122. wanadoo says:

    2trillion….2000000000000…..dua belas kosong

  123. wanadoo says:

    NEP don’t blame them itu semua sudah kena control……you know what

  124. wanadoo says:

    Please take a look at Dubai how they put the petrol money in development…..and alll other arab cities too

  125. Siti,
    You are right!

    That’s why politicians in Malaysia (esp.BN’s) never have to worry about low salaries when compared to those of S’pore. BN politicians are the happiest people on planet Earth. Oh! BN is the paradise, God loves them.

  126. wanadoo says:

    Carpool anyone????

  127. sklee says:

    Petronas was set up through an Act of Parliament.Shouldn’t all of us know the objectives?Have they been achieved?Most of us don’t know….because Petronas is not accountable to Parliament even though it was set up through an Act of Parliament!What we do know is that, since the unprecedented increase in the price of crude oil, Petronas has made billions upon billions of ringits.How they are utilized, again we don’t know.Has the country benefited as a net exporter of oil?The common perception is that Petronas’s profits has been and is being used at the whims and fancies of a small group of people who are accountable only to the PM of the day!May we know the amount of taxes paid by Petronas to the Government?May we know the amount spent on research and exploration?May we know about the investment policies, as our oil cannot last indefintely?In short, Petronas’s accounts etc should be debated in Parliament.As Malaysia is still a net exporter of oil, do the ordinary citizens benefit at all, if eventually we have to pay for petrol/diesel at market price?

  128. flyer168 says:

    Dear Susan,

    Now let us learn from the GLOBAL MACRO picture…that is why Malaysia Boleh beat the great Financial Tsunami with its Political Harakiri.

    Subject: RE: The Great Oil Swindle

    Meanwhile the Arabs are laughing their way to the banks in their Diamond Studded Mercedes Benzes, Dubai is building is umpteenth luxury Hotel, and WE have to use bicycles to the market, and eat leftovers from McDonald’s……….

    Read also the Letter in the Star today, one of the rare smart readers said in his letter Speculators to blame for huge rise in prices
    and I quote….” ….We should stop this madness before more damage is done.

    The flow of French wine and caviar must stop among the speculators, the hedge fund operators and their high net worth clients.

    And should they get into trouble again, the national governments worldwide must let them die a lingering death. No more bailing out; no more too big to fail……”

    The Great Oil Swindle

    How much did the Fed really know?

    By Mike Whitney

    30/05/08 “ICH” — – The Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) is investigating trading in oil futures to determine whether the surge in prices to record levels is the result of manipulation or fraud. They might want to take a look at wheat, rice and corn futures while they’re at it. The whole thing is a hoax cooked up by the investment banks and hedge funds who are trying to dig their way out of the trillion dollar mortgage-backed securities (MBS) mess that they created by turning garbage loans into securities. That scam blew up in their face last August and left them scrounging for handouts from the Federal Reserve. Now the billions of dollars they’re getting from the Fed is being diverted into commodities which is destabilizing the world economy; driving gas prices to the moon and triggering food riots across the planet.

    For months we’ve been told that the soaring price of oil has been the result of Peak Oil, fighting in Iraq, attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria, labor problems in Norway, and (the all-time favorite)growth in China. It’s all baloney. Just like Goldman Sachs prediction of $200 per barrel oil is baloney. If oil is about to skyrocket then why has G-Sax kept a neutral rating on some of its oil holdings like Exxon Mobile? Could it be that they know that oil is just another mega-inflated equity bubble—like housing, corporate bonds and dot.com stocks—that is about to crash to earth as soon as the big players grab a parachute?

    There are three things that are driving up the price of oil: the falling dollar, speculation and buying on margin.

    The dollar is tanking because of the Federal Reserve’s low interest monetary policies have kept interest rates below the rate of inflation for most of the last decade. Add that to the $700 billion current account deficit and a National Debt that has increased from $5.8 trillion when Bush first took office to over $9 trillion today and it’s a wonder the dollar hasn’t gone “Poof” already.

    According to a January 4 editorial in the Wall Street Journal: “If the dollar had remained ‘as good as gold’ since 2001, oil today would be selling at about $30 per barrel, not $99. (today $126 per barrel) The decline of the dollar against gold and oil suggests a US monetary that is supplying too many dollars.” Wall Street Journal 1-4-08

    The price of oil has more than quadrupled since 2001, from roughly $30 per barrel to $126, WITHOUT ANY DISRUPTIONS TO SUPPLY. There’s no shortage; it’s just gibberish.

    As far as “buying on margin” consider this summary from author William Engdahl:

    “A conservative calculation is that at least 60% of today’s $128 per barrel price of crude oil comes from unregulated futures speculation by hedge funds, banks and financial groups using the London ICE Futures and New York NYMEX futures exchanges and uncontrolled inter-bank or Over-The-Counter trading to avoid scrutiny. US margin rules of the government’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission allow speculators to buy a crude oil futures contract on the Nymex, by having to pay only 6% of the value of the contract. At today’s price of $128 per barrel, that means a futures trader only has to put up about $8 for every barrel. He borrows the other $120. This extreme “leverage” of 16 to 1 helps drive prices to wildly unrealistic levels and offset bank losses in sub-prime and other disasters at the expense of the overall population.”

    So the investment banks and their trading partners at the hedge funds can game the system for a mere 8 bucks per barrel or 16 to 1 leverage. Not bad, eh?

    Is it possible that gambling on oil futures might be a temptation for banks that are already underwater from a trillion dollars worth of mortgage-related deals that have “gone south” leaving the banking system essentially bankrupt?

    And if the banks and hedgies are not playing this game, then where is the money coming from? I have compiled charts and graphs that show that nearly two-thirds of the big investment banks’ revenue came from the securitization of commercial and residential real estate loans. That market is frozen. Besides, this is not just a matter of “loan delinquencies” or MBS that have to be written off. The banks are “revenue starved”. How are they filling the coffers? They’re either neck-deep in interest rate swaps, derivatives trading, or gaming the futures market. Which is it?

    Of course, there is one other possibility, but if that possibility turned out to be right than it would cast doubt on the legitimacy of the entire financial system. In fact, it would prove that the system is being rigged from the top-down by our friends at the Banking Politburo, the Federal Reserve. Here goes:

    What if the investment banks are trading their worthless MBS and CDOs at the Fed’s auction facilities and using the money ($400 billion) to drive up the price of raw materials like rice, corn, wheat, and oil?

    Could it be? Could the Fed really be looking the other way so it can bail out its banking buddies while they drive prices skyward?

    If it is true; (and I suspect it is) it hasn’t done much good. As the Associated Press reported yesterday:

    “The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that it will make a fresh batch of short-term cash loans available to squeezed banks as part of an ongoing effort to ease stressed credit markets. The Fed said it will conduct three auctions in June, with each one making $75 billion available in short-term cash loans. Banks can bid for a slice of the available funds. It would mark the latest round in a program that the Fed launched in December to help banks overcome credit problems so they will keep lending to customers.”

    Another $225 billion for the bankers and not a dime for the struggling homeowner! The Fed is bankrupting the country with their permanent rotating loans to keep reckless speculators from going under. So much for moral hazard.

    As far as speculation, there is ample evidence that the system is being manipulated. According to MarketWatch:

    “Speculative activity in commodity markets has grown “enormously” over the past several years, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said in a news release. It pointed out that in five years, from 2003 to 2008, investment in the index funds tied to commodities has grown by 20-fold — to $260 billion from $13 billion.”

    And here’s a revealing clip from the testimony of Michael W. Masters of Masters Capital Management, LLC, who addressed the issue of “Commodities Speculation” before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs this week:

    “Today, Index Speculators are pouring billions of dollars into the commodities futures
    markets, speculating that commodity prices will increase. …In the popular press the explanation given most often for rising oil prices is the increased demand for oil from China. According to the DOE, annual Chinese demand for petroleum has increased over the last five years from 1.88 billion barrels to 2.8 billion barrels, an increase of 920 million barrels.8 Over the same five-year period, Index Speculators’ demand for petroleum futures has increased by 848 million barrels. THE INCREASE IN DEMAND FROM INDEX SPECULATORS IS ALMOST EQUAL TO THE INCREASE IN DEMAND FROM CHINA.

    Index Speculators have now stockpiled, via the futures market, the equivalent of 1.1 billion barrels of petroleum, effectively adding eight times as much oil to their own stockpile as the United States has added to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve over the last five years.

    Today, in many commodities futures markets, they are the single largest force.15 The huge growth in their demand has gone virtually undetected by classically-trained economists who almost never analyze demand in futures markets.

    As money pours into the markets, two things happen concurrently: the markets expand and prices rise. One particularly troubling aspect of Index Speculator demand is that it actually increases the more prices increase. This explains the accelerating rate at which commodity futures prices (and actual commodity prices) are increasing. The CFTC has taken deliberate steps to allow CERTAIN SPECULATORS VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED ACCESS TO THE COMMODITIES FUTURES MARKETS. The CFTC has granted Wall Street banks an exemption from speculative position limits when these banks hedge over-the-counter swaps transactions. This has effectively opened a loophole for unlimited speculation. When Index Speculators enter into commodity index swaps, which 85-90% of them do, they face no speculative position limits…. The result is a gross distortion in data that effectively hides the full impact of Index Speculation.” (Thanks to Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis; the one “indispensable” financial blog on the Internet)

    Masters adds that the CFTC is pressing to make “Index Speculators exempt from all position limits” so they can make “unlimited” bets on the futures which are wreaking havoc on the global economy and pushing millions towards starvation. Of course, these things pale in comparison to the higher priority of fatting the bottom line of the parasitic investor class.

    Brimming oil tankers are presently sitting off the coasts of Iran and Louisiana. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve has been filled. Demand is flat. The world’s biggest consumer of energy (guess who?) is cutting back . As CNN reports:

    “At a time when gas prices are at an all-time high, Americans have curtailed their driving at a historic rate. The Department of Transportation said figures from March show the steepest decrease in driving ever recorded. Compared with March a year earlier, Americans drove an estimated 4.3 percent less — that’s 11 billion fewer miles, the DOT’s Federal Highway Administration said Monday, calling it “the sharpest yearly drop for any month in FHWA history.” (CNN)

    The great oil crunch is another fabricated crisis; another “smoke and mirrors” fiasco; another Enron-type shell-game engineered by banksters and hedge fund managers. Once again, the bloody footprints can be traced right back to the front door of the Federal Reserve. Don’t expect help from the regulators either; they’ve all been replaced with business reps like Harvey Pitt or Hank Paulson. The only time anyone in the Bush administration finds their conscience is when they’re offered a multi-million dollar “tell all” book deal.

    Can you hear me, Scotty?

  129. i don’t agree with the short notice given…

  130. Su says:

    When I suggested using public transport, I mean to let the government know how efficient our public transport system is. Everybody will be late for work there will be chaos everywhere and most importantly we are not breaking any laws. They can’t use ISA on anybody.

    We are just changing our life style. Of course we hope that the private sector bosses will be understanding. For those working in public sector, the government is the boss. Boss order to change life style, surely they will be understanding.

  131. Use Your Brain says:

    Why were the petrol not hike to the world market rate?? What’s the different with the miserable 30 cents? Increase lah the balance 30 cents and let us bite our teeth each time we refill as we, the rakyat can still afford to pay it, stupid!!! petronas producing oil??? I think petronas producing SHIT!!!! Always trying to burden the rakyat and benefit all those bn-umno fat cat!!!

  132. Tom says:

    Dear susan,
    This is what happen if the political situation is look into as the people of all race need a balance share of the nation wealth and we all are malaysian and we all LOVE our beautiful country ,why then the segregation ,we all fight and will stand by our Malaysia.
    so if you can’t stabilise the fuel prize than how are you going to stabilise the political situation,wake up ! do it from the TOP and from Down!

  133. Tom says:

    Dear susan,
    This is what happen if the political situation is not look into as the people of all race need a balance share of the nation wealth and we all are malaysian and we all LOVE our beautiful country ,why then the segregation ,we all fight and will stand by our Malaysia.
    so if you can’t stabilise the fuel prize than how are you going to stabilise the political situation,wake up ! do it from the TOP and from Down!

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  135. Tarap says:

    CHANGE YOUR LIFE STYLE TIPS!

    1. OFF FAN, AIR-CON, LIGHT,ETC. USE CANDLE AND SLEEP OUTSIDE.
    2. START MAKAN NASI KICAP IF POSSIBLE DONT COOK THE RICE.
    3. STOP WEARING CLOTH AND REPLACE WITH PLASTIC SHEETS.
    4. SHOP ONCE A YEAR INSTEAD IF POSSIBLE ONCE IN 2 YEARS.
    4. WALK, SWIM AND JUMP FROM HIGH RISE BUILDINGS ( I MEAN FLY WITH PARAGLIDE ).

    GOOD LUCK

  136. ah Long says:

    Yes, take public transport.

    But what make you think price of public transport won’t go up??

  137. ah Long says:

    Shop wisely, for example when buying shampoo in the supermarket. Put one bottle in your shopping basket and one bottle in your pocket. Buy one get one free where possible.

  138. trekker says:

    If you are going to complain about people complaining, who’s going to vote you if one day you decide to stand for elections?

  139. Whatthe? says:

    Can we reduce our subsidy to the government via the high taxes we pay for our cars? Our fuel price is not much cheaper than in the US but our car prices are 3 to 4 times (economic equivalent i.e. earning power) more expensive. I don’t mind paying RM5 per liter if I can buy my BMW or Mercedes at the price they are selling in the US!

  140. tamade says:

    Before 8 Mac GE12th, The 800 Million Man-Njs promised the Bolehland Rakyat that there will be no price hike in petrol and diesel in 2008. He said that 70 sen increase on fuel after GE was not true, he claimed. How true? well it is 78 sen… So, where is the credibility of this guy? Imagine what will happen if he became the next PM? A bunch of big cheats in Bolehland’s cabinet? Well, here is my HIPOTHESIS on the fuel hike:

    1. The Guomen must scrap fuel subsidy in order to direct the fund to the developments of the corridors. The corridors provide golden opportunities for the cronies and proxies of these shameless and corrupted ppl up there to scoop as much wealth as possible. The former Mahafiraun has used privatization as a tactic to benefit himself and his cronies, now it’s time for another group of the same species, to tear apart the few resources left.

    2. Recently, Njs said that he would like to purchase new Sukhoi jets and other sophisticated weapons as well as carry on with NS, all these need plenty of fund, where to get them? The easiest of course, is by scrapping the fuel subsidy.

    3. Bring forward a sudden fuel hike which is scheduled in August 08, will strike the Bolehland PM at his heart, because the Rakyat’s anger and grudges will be on the PM, and thus signaling his downfall asap. So Njs and his political Master will achieve their evil aim of pulling down PM. Otherwise how to make it to the throne of the Executives?

    4. By stirring up the anger of the ppl, Njs and his political Master will be able to divert attention from the media and the Rakyat, so that the forgetful Rakyat of Bolehland will forget the poor Mongolian woman, and the investigation of “Correct Correct Correct and the Six” will be quietly put away.

    5. If the opposition MPs and Heads go to the street to demonstrate, then Njs and the Sil of $th Floor together with Musa will use ISA to nab them (may be another Operasi known as OPERASI PETROL or OPERASI BERAS) and put them in prison. This will wreck the PR indefinitely.

    6. In the worst scenario, use the Emergency Ordinance and declare a state of emergency and get rid of the PR as well as the Sleepy PM once and for all (did you notice the recent tones by Mahafiraun who harped on racial sentiments dangerously? this is the SIGN, an OMEN for Bolehland). History repeat itself, don’t the Bolehland ppl get it?

    Hence, all PR MPs and supporters please beware and be careful. These evil ones are waiting to strike. The above scenarios may become realities.

  141. Arrica Lee says:

    The minister can relax while the rakyat suffer. Where did our money go? To the angkasawan? To the good for nothing projects? They can fork out millions and billions of ringgit for stupid things, but cannot take out money to the petrol money. Enough la…Pak Lah. We have heard enough…Just get out from here. We can find better PM.

    More in http://www.mochaquest.com

  142. tamade says:

    The Bolehland Guomen has betrayed the RAKYAT including the voters who voted them in, well PADAN MUKA and now, MENDATANGKAN PADAH. The Bolehland Guomen increased the salary of Public Servants (2007) by 15-25%, now, fuel hike of 35% (78 sen) plus inflation of 20-50% (may be) bring a negative balance on their pay slips. The ordinary folk has only about 2.5-10% salary hike, far below the actual inflation rate. This is really very unreasonable.

    For the RAKYAT of BOLEHLAND, get ready for the next big action, this time, don’t be fooled by these conmen. Wreck this shameless and disgraceful Guomen, unless you ppl want to kena PADAN MUKA again. This Guomen is without dignity and beyond repair, they don’t fear the Al-Mighty anymore.

    In the mean time, you can do the following to save as much as possible:

    1. Stay at home, read books, watch DVDs (you know where to get cheap ones, right?), don’t go to the Big Shopping Mall (even during holidays) Save the fuel, toll fees, parking fee, movies tickets etc. For recreations, go to nearby centres and be careful, criminals are everywhere.

    2 Don’t travel out-station for makan angin or balik kampung on week-end.
    Save fuel, maintainance, toll fees, makan etc. Go back only if necessary. And take public transport instead.

    3. Don’t dine outside. Try to eat home-cook meal. Avoid all fast food restaurants and other posh restaurants. They are expensive. Save these money for other purposes.

    4. Prepare your own white coffee or branded coffee at home. Don’t spend money on a cup coffee for RM10-20. You can buy them (plenty 3 in one) in the hyper markets. Save these money for emergency needs.

    5. If you are staying in the Metropolitan Condos, paying RM100-600 for monthly maintenance, sell them and rent or buy a cheaper one (or landed property) if possible. Try to move out from the City. Save lots of monies and prevent disaster from coming to you and your families.

    6. Keep your cash, sell your shares and unit trusts asap. Put them in the Foreign Currency FD in a FOREIGN BANK (like Citibank, HSBC, Stan Chart etc), earns higher interest and obtain capital gains from currency appreciations.

    7. Sell one of your cars if you have a few at home, minimize your maintenance and fuel cost.

    8. Don’t subscribe the main stream newspapers and the satellite channels. Not worth your money. Go on line-internet news, plenty and free. Read at home,and more comfortable.

    Be prepared for the worst scenario when inflation and stagflation creep in.

  143. HotTemp says:

    Kana b*i , you know how many “Zero” for a Billion ??!!

    —————————————————————————-
    RM 1,000,000.00 <- This is Million
    RM 1,000,000,000.00 <- This is 1 Billion eque to 1000 Million

    According to Dr M said, Petronas daily net profit = 27 Billion (NET)

    RM 27,000,000,000.00 <- This is 27 Billion / day
    27 billion x 30 days (a month) = 810 Billion / month

    RM 810,000,000,000.00 <- This is 810 Billion / month net earn.

    —————————————————————————-

    Pening with those zeros……

    Correct me if I’m wrong, I don good in acct. I never use so many Zero for my culculation even. Do you know how many new Penang 2nd bridge can build for a month profit ?? <—- (About 188 new 2nd Penang bridge). We can see all canggih bridge all around Malaysia if one month profit has been fully utilize for the above mentioned. F**k , if GOV can plug out half or one of the “ZERO” out from the amount and contribute to “Rakyat”, I tell you no more opposition in Malaysia ……….. but….the fact is not.

  144. “Penang 2nd bridge atas kertas punya nama sudah hilang 2 billion, keretapi 2 landasan kurang-kurang 5 billon, PKFZ tak siapa gasa”

    all these projects may not cost this much if our gov is prudent and carefully study the contract and quotation! bina jambatan makan billion ! you kena con dah! like our highway like dat… but who will suffer, definitely not the mentris…..

  145. freewave says:

    Those driving below 2000cc are entitled a rebate of RM625 per year (RM52 per month).

    You can use this formula to calculate the extra spend on petrol per month,

    (average monthly petrol usage in RM before price increase) x 0.4 – 52

    If your average monthly petrol usage was RM128 or less, you are not affected much. i.e. 128 x 0.4 – 52 ~ 0 (you still need to fork out the money to pay the extra in the first place and get your rebate at the end of the year).

    With the exception of bikers, even those driving kancil are affected.

  146. simon wee says:

    The last time he was the sleep walking PM after winning a landslide election.

    Now it seems he has become a Zombie PM after losing the 2/3 majority.

    Why a Zomie PM?

    Sample these:

    While he is fully awake, he listens to Zaid Ibrahim.

    Outcome?

    The Government decided to pay “compensations” to the judges sacked by Dr Mahathir.

    Repercussion?

    The judges were sacked after two tribunal hearings which also involved Commonwealth judges including one from Singapore. Since this is a rule and order society, if there is right to be rectify, get a tribunal to do it and not arbitrarily doing it just because Zaid Ibrahim, a lawyer says s0.

    While he is fully awake he listens to Shahrir.

    Outcome?

    Just because Shahrir said so, the petrol subsidies were almost totally removed today (Wednesday).

    Repercussion?

    The whole country was jammed up Wednesday by vehicles queuing to buy petrol just to save money. But what about the oil wasted waiting for their turns at the pumps, all because of policy stupidity.

    Since oil subsidies have been going on for years, why can’t the government staggered the increase.

    Maybe the Zombie listens but don’t think.

  147. tummybelly says:

    Change OUR life-styles ???????????

    Yes !!!!!!!!!!! You said well.
    Change our present badly damaged life-styles !!!!
    To make this change ! RAKYAT has to change you first !

    RAKYAT have never been in any better life-styles before the fuel hike?
    After the fuel hike, more worst !

    refer to

    http://mob1900.blogspot.com/2008/06/gas-price-from-oil-producers-just-like.html

    The blame of the fuel hike should be you “B”arisan “N”atang or a.k.a. “B”alik “N”eraka.

    Oi ! “B”arisan “N”atang , see it yourself. Aftre 30 to 40 years have been gone.You bring nothing better to us, but you keep polarising RAKYAT.

    We are not as dumb as you did, natang.
    Please do not make anymore fool on the RAKYAT again !
    Enough !

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  149. Town Boy says:

    The Bud-A-Wee and his corridors….dia nak kita duduk kat KORIDOR ke?? sorry,duduk kat dalam rumah lagi best…agaknya dia nak RAKYAT melarat dan duk kat koridor begging for help….!!! sigh…shameful…Bud-A-Wee and his troop of clowns, so SICK!!

  150. mewton says:

    According to newton’s law of gravity, what goes up must come down.

    Wow! This Badawi is some kind of islamic god or what can defy newton’s law of gravity and no come down forever?

    If this Badawi is god, just convert all the lakes in Malaysia to oil field man, you silly islamic god.

    The rakyat, your boss, want you to convert all the ponds in Malaysia to oil fields, just do it.

    Otherwise, please come down.

    Yes! Please come down and we want the price of petrol to come down also, Mr. nice islamic god.

  151. TWOG says:

    /// Btw TWOG – our RM currency is kept undervalued so in reality our petrol in US $ is not cheap. ///

    Sorry, whispering9, didn’t quite answer your point earlier. If you look at the table below, the last column shows per capita income (PPP). Even if Malaysia deliberately undervalues its currency, the purchasing power parity will take care of that.

    You can easily satisfy yourself. Take what you think should be the realistic exchange rate for the RM and convert the petrol price. I am sure Malaysia is still cheaper than most.

    Sri Lanka….$1.46………..$4,000
    Sydney…….$1.39
    Delhi………..$1.19………..$2,700
    USA…………$1.00
    Bangladesh..$0.97………..$1,400
    Vietnam……$0.90…………$2,600
    Malaysia……$0.83………..$14,000
    Indonsia……$0.65………..$3,400
    Beijing……..$0.61…………$5,300

  152. kai says:

    Guys & gals

    I have not read all the postings here.

    Has anyone consider boycotting certains service stations? It may not made any difference to you but it sure hurt some other people. Just look at the brand of fuel they are carrying. This is payback time!

  153. Suffian Rahman says:

    IMHO most of the people who rushed to fill up on petrol on Wednesday night are inconsiderate assholes because of the traffic jams that they caused.

  154. wanadoo says:

    Only PM has control over petronas…..ini semua mastermind dari mamak kutty…..that why he could stayed for 22years…..to be powerful you need money when you are powerful you can gasak money…..tailor make money machine

  155. Kim says:

    I agree with boycotting certain service stations . The Goumen told us so, boycott the stall, the restaurant, the shop, the product if they increase the price. Don’t eat rice, don’t take sugar, etc. So, now we should boycott these stations – the green ones. Talk about good governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    Brace yourselves for more social woes and problems. Crime rates will go up, young ones will worked extra hard at night to earn extra, whatever.

    For the record, Uncle Lallang has asked to go and try out the sardine packed tubes in vibrant cities. Only can afford to watch it on TV, not ASTRO mind you. Since coming out from my kampung to cari makan in KL, never had the money to travel to vibrant cities and it’s not that I spent on lavish restaurant, wear branded clothes, etc. I have nasi lemak for breakfast, nasi campur for lunch and dinner, and NTV7 for company at night. The costs of living has been increasing higher and faster than any salary increment. How to survive? Change what life style? Move back to kampung, plant vege, cycle to work and eat keledek for the rest of the life.

  156. wanadoo says:

    Ini adalah ajaran yang pertama for not voted BN…..petrol+40%,electric +20%…….inflation+15%

  157. tiga_suku says:

    wanadoo; Some say bodowee sudah `political suicide`. Najib will stand against him in umno GE.

  158. wanadoo says:

    the best PM in the world to be….sole control of national oil.protected by OSA,ISA……like Demi God

  159. wanadoo says:

    Itu Najis??? 3/4; satu kapal ….sudah tengelam….don’t need kapal selam

  160. wanadoo says:

    Fcuk-lak order wave maker for monsoon cup in event of no wind

  161. bungkak says:

    No more Nasi Lima – settle for Nasi Empat.

  162. wanadoo says:

    If you cann’t change your life style than change the Gomen

  163. 2cents says:

    time for PR to take over…

  164. wanadoo says:

    If Iran petrol money 35B can be disappear won’t be surprise Petronas sudah pun kosong dia orang korek…..macam Pertamina

  165. tamade says:

    Please read http://www.malaysiawaves.com Interesting news saying that the 800 Million Dollar Man Najis insisted petorl hike of 78 sen, while the 4th Floor Son In Law wants 30 sen. The poor PM wants 30 sen but Njs won. So if this is true, the so-called next PM, 800 Million Dollar Man-Njs, is the real culprit and the true enemy of BOLEHLAND. No wonder, he is singing together with the MM and his son. They are a TEAM. Now we know who is the real TROJAN Horse in the most corrupt party in Bolehland. Ha, ha. What a pity, poor ppl who voted the present Guomen, PADAN MUKA.

  166. Lallang exile says:

    Guys<

    From the Star:

    “”At the close of its financial year in March last year, the national petroleum company had given the Government RM52.3bil in taxes, royalties and dividends which worked out to be 32% of the Federal Government’s revenue”.

    23 % of revenue. that’s bad. 20 years ago, then Auditor General Ahmad Nordin had warned the Goct to wean itself of its oil revenue since it is not sustainable.

    20 years on, this remains the same. Whether Petronas will go bust in 2018 or not, the Govt (BN or PKR) have to wean itself.

    The future scenario looks even bleak if PKR insists on continuing in the subsidy.

    Lest we forget, our precious commodity has been squandered and exploited mainly during M’s tenure.

    See, besides the political fallout and implications for the non-bumis, all Malaysians now find themselves in a sinking vessel thanks to the evil M. He put the country on a disastrous, unsustianable path when the petrol profits and resources were siphoned off via Petronas. Not to mention the Proton project which many had questioned but were shot down or put behind bars. Ditto perwaja, the Formula playground for his kids, etc.

    Before that, the country’s revenue from direct taxes from the corporate side was derived mainly from commodities like tin, rubber and other industries. Which wasn’t ideal because commodities crashed, as we all know.

    It is not too late as there is a worldwide revival in commodity prices. I would say let’s start to diversify now by reviving our tin and other metals industry.

    Gold and iron prospecting have not been explored (not announced publicly at least) fully and it’s time we really invest in the serivce industry like education. The electronics industry had a promising start in Pg but fizzled out in the late 80s, and the fancy “Corridors” have hardly had any function or contribution to the economy.

    And, it’s not too late to stop the brain drain by implementing the merit system.

    20 years of profits down the drain, billions of ringgit………..while many missed out on educational opportunities or remained in poverty.

    If only for this, M would have gone to jail in another country..

  167. Lallang exile says:

    Correction:

    oops, it should be 32% instead of 23.

  168. elviza says:

    My dear sister Susan,

    Now while the title to this post mesmerizes me the most, I recall another phrase which is so apt, I think, for the ruling coalition right now.

    “What goes around, comes around!”

  169. Lallang exile says:

    Kim,

    Sorry, i didn’t mean it that way. I sympathise fully with you since i myself came from a small town without any employment prospects for its residents. I thought many would have used the MRT in Singapore across the causeway.

    But seriously, i think highly of the tube since it really benefits ordinary folks where transport is concerned. It is also a green alternative.

    Ditto for cycling. In the kampung in the good old days, the bicycle was really affordable, handy and healthy. My mum and dad even went out for dates in a bicycle built for two!

    In London after the bomb scare in 2005, Londoners are now opting for the bicycle rather than buses or the tube to commute to work in the city. I see plenty of bicycles in European cities too. Sadly, in China, the trend is on reverse. Of course, we all know that the Chinese demand was also a great factor in the current astronomical oil prices.

  170. Harrison says:

    Abdullah Ahmad Badawi suffered the lowest or nil confidence vote since the announcement of the skyrocketing hike of the fuel.

    This will only give due and undue credits to his detractors like Mahathir Mohamad.

    Over the years I have been wondering whether Badawi is stupid or pretending to be stupid and not that smart by the standard of a Ministerial position.

    Mahathir “planted” Badawi assuming the latter as his “puppet” only to discover the said peon was controlled by other masters. Mahathir clearly knew Badawi’s incapabilities for PMship when he “hand-picked” him as the successor.

    If you would have asked me who is there to be blame for the regression of economy, I would tell you both-Mahathir “Ular-Besar” Mohamad and the interim PM Abdullah Ahmad bin Haji Bodohwi.

    I normally refer him as n interim PM because everyday I wonder when he will be “played-out” from within UMNO.

  171. Anonymous says:

    Lallang: “Of course, we all know that the Chinese demand was also a great factor in the current astronomical oil prices.”

    This has often been stated, together with India’s demand, but the recent spike in crude oil price could also have been the result of big time speculators too. The vetoing of drilling by President Clinton on a very small area of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), approved in President Carter’s time itself also played into the speculators’ hands to keep prices high. Enviromentalists can go overboard. We have seen how they pushed the Global Warming myth like a proven fact.

  172. hutchrun says:

    Enviromentalists can go overboard. We have seen how they pushed the Global Warming myth like a proven fact. – anonymous

    Yes, that rascal Al Gore is the first who should be hung. He`s the one benefitting most through his investments in `energy` companies. More recently he`s been even advising which cos. to invest in.
    Star newspaper thru its Martin Khor has also been doing much of the same nonsense.

  173. hutchrun says:

    According to NPR, the Rocky Mountains contain three times the oil of Saudi Arabia.

    An oil field was just recently discovered in the South Dakota/Montana region which has three times as much oil as the Rockies.

    There is also a tremendous amount of oil in the ANWR region.

    All that oil, and we don’t drill for it.

    Why?

    Because of pressure from environmentalists.

    http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2008/06/america-has-enough-oil-to-be-1-oil.html

  174. hutchrun says:

    According to NPR, the Rocky Mountains contain three times the oil of Saudi Arabia.

    An oil field was just recently discovered in the South Dakota/Montana region which has three times as much oil as the Rockies.

    There is also a tremendous amount of oil in the ANWR region.

    All that oil, and we don’t drill for it.

    Why?

    Because of pressure from environmentalists.

    astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2008/06/america-has-enough-oil-to-be-1-oil.html

  175. wits0 says:

    Anil Netto from Aliran also appears foolish when he wrote recently endorsing the “Climate Change” aka “Climate Change” dissimulation as a reality. Are some people simply and unwittingly catching those populist Derangements because they appear ‘so logical’ and fashionable?

  176. Lallang exile says:

    dear anon,

    i agree totally with you about the speculators. flyer 168 posted an excellent piece above.

    when i said china is consuming a lot more and is one of the factors of the price hike, i say it in the context as a comparison to the situation say, a decade ago when cars, especially private ones, were scarce in China. China’s demand for the fuel then was minimal, when most people cycled around the cities. If u visit any of the top ten cities now, it is choked with traffic. The power plants and china’s position as the world’s factory also adds up to this demand.

    I didn’t say don’t consume, but don’t consume wantonly. For the sakes of both our pockets and our health.

  177. On Wednesday, I’ve seen the ugly side of our beloved PM bodohwi, it has scrap off my little respect for him. He looks like a dead wood, he doesn’t feel sorry for the ‘rakyat’ when he announced the fuel hike. He is asking who to be blame,it was so soft,I can’t even heard what was he mumbling, is he too guilty to say. What is the point to build high ways that people couldn’t afford to drive. To change our lifestyle, stay at home this Merdeka Day, to eat kacang and watch T.V. but don’t watch the Merdeka Parade to see the ugly faces, why rob our money? Why don’t cut the number of ministers, why do we need so many ministers, what is the woman, family ……+ adviser, rural and Regional etc for? What have they done to help us?

  178. tarok says:

    Aiya folks! Why get so sore about this fuel increase? Pakgollylah hari2 kena hamtan by Mahathieu also he never bising! Pakgollylah knows that his day is numbered, so before he pencen, got to gasak one lump sum so that when he balik kampong, Pakgolllah can continue his luxurious life hari hari zzzz and 69 malam sambil pagi and vice versa…… .

    Kesian lah this old Pakgollylah lah! If you want to vent your anger, please lah direct to Mahathiur who forced Pakgollylah to resign.

    So to fill your petrol tank, normally you need RM57/ litre per average cc car. Now you have to pay RM 81 for the new price hike.

    So now you are paying an extra of RM24 for your visit to the petrol station.

    Ok! Ok! If you got angry with Pakgollylah and Mahathieur, just imagine that when you insert the pump nozzle into your petrol tank, you are inserting into Pakgollylah or Mahathieur belakang.

    So for every extra per RM24, you got the ecstasy of tarok cukup2 the belakang of Pakgollylah and Mahathieur, I think think this petrol hike is worth the money, provided you tarok cukup2…..

    Otherwise just continue venting your frustration here and never get the total satisfaction/ climax ….. Ha ha ha ha ………

  179. We have beein screwed again by this asshole of a government. The common people are forced to drive junks on the road made by a government company whereas they are driving Mercedes and BMWs. I am driving a Proton and its breaking into pieces after 3 years. We are prohibited from driving imported brands like Honda or Toyota as the government imposed heavy taxes of more than 50% to protect the local car industry. We have to pay heavy tolls for using the roads when it used to be free.

    What the hell is this country coming to? This is the best time to change the govt otherwise we will be on the way back to being a third world country like those in Africa.

  180. hutchrun says:

    What the hell is this country coming to? – Kani-niah Boh

    Trying to achieve the high ideals of Zimbabwe/Cuba etc.

  181. hutchrun says:

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — The battle lines for the top prize in Umno were drawn during the ruling party’s two-day retreat. Most supreme council members including Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak supported Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s plan to contest the elections in December and hand over power not long after that. But Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Rais Yatim felt otherwise. They wanted Abdullah to step down before December, setting the stage for them to quit the Cabinet and emerge as challengers for the president’s and deputy president’s posts.

    While Abdullah may take some comfort from the support he received from his deputy and the majority of supreme council members, this will not spell the end of moves to push him out early or set a succession timetable with a definite hand over date.

    http://themalaysianinsider.com/mni/subsidy-cut-turns-up-umno-heat-on-abdullah.html

  182. wits0 says:

    “What the hell is this country coming to? – Kani-niah Boh”

    Or rather, “What has been this country been heading to all the while?” The Inertia has merely built up till it becomes noticeable to even the otherwise myopic and deaf.

  183. hutchrun says:

    Badawi is in deep doodoo:

    #
    Sabah politicians warn PM over fuel hike
    Jun 6, 08 12:12pm
    # Sapp chief Yong Teck Lee warns of a serious political fallout for BN while party’s youth wing leader wants PM and his cabinet to resign.
    #
    ‘Was this carefully considered?’
    An insult to Sabahans

    http://malaysiakini.com/

    That`s the end of Platitude Minister`s (PM`s) Gawai celebrations. Within a week and he`s up to his neck in doodoo.

  184. artemus22 says:

    The following comment was written by a blogger who called himself/herself ‘nothing less’ and was posted on Malaysia Today. The story is very meaningful and I like to share it with all of you.

    To view the original comment, please go to:

    http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/8496/84/

    written by nothing less, June 06, 2008 | 18:29:37

    “Interesting happened today and I want to share with you guys. As usual as I was coming back from work, stopped by the favorite goreng pisang stall to buy back for afternoon tea. As i walked there a Malaysian of Chinese origin was standing there to buy some too.He obviously came with a BMW because the door was ajar. The poor makcik packed for him and seeing that there was not much people, this gentleman took out another RM2 and handed it over to the makcik. She was surprised. Than I heard this guy explain, since there is not much people today because of the impact of the petrol price sudden increse, he said that will at least help her a little. After he went away this makcik started packing for me and I too put some extra for her kids that was helping her. Then she said, if t these 2 non Malays can understand what she is going through, why cant the PM who is Malay. I just shook my head and walked away.”

  185. hutchrun says:

    Friday:

    09:40 am : The stock market is down sharply in the early-going, with yesterday’s rally getting beaten back by bothersome headlines related to the May unemployment rate, which jumped to 5.5% from 5.0%, and oil prices, which are up 5.5% to $134.38, after Morgan Stanley said oil prices could hit $150 – by July 4!

    http://finance.yahoo.com/marketupdate/overview?u

  186. ww says:

    paklah asked us to change our lifestyle but we don’t even have any lifestyle to begin with.We don’t jet around in private jets or our wives shopping overseas and bringing planeloads of imported items back.We are truly disgusted with this government who are robbing the people to fund their billionaire lifestyles.This Sharir guy shud go back to his laundry business and what does he know about managing the affairs of this country!!

  187. hutchrun says:

    Friday:

    09:40 am : The stock market is down sharply in the early-going, with yesterday’s rally getting beaten back by bothersome headlines related to the May unemployment rate, which jumped to 5.5% from 5.0%, and oil prices, which are up 5.5% to $134.38, after Morgan Stanley said oil prices could hit $150 – by July 4!

    finance.yahoo.com/marketupdate/overview?u

  188. hutchrun says:

    One-third of Malaysian schools lack water, power: report

    One-third of Malaysia’s schools do not have water and electricity, a minister said according to a report Friday, pledging to fix the problem by 2010.

    Deputy Education Minister Razali Ismail told state news agency Bernama that all 9,806 schools in the country will have access to basic utilities by the end of a four-year education development plan.

    Razali said 70 percent of schools in the country already have access to water and electricity.

    “The other 30 percent of the schools were mostly located in rural areas but we are confident that the problem will be solved by 2010,” he said.

    Malaysia has implemented a series of five-year development plans with the aim of reaching developed nation status by 2020.

    In the last national blueprint announced in 2006, which focused on closing the nation’s widening wealth gap, the government said 1.15 billion ringgit (355 million dollars) would be spent to upgrade schools.

    While children at public schools in the capital Kuala Lumpur enjoy computer facilities and sports grounds, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi admitted that hundreds of rural schools lack the most basic facilities.

  189. wits0 says:

    WW: “..we don’t even have any lifestyle to begin ”

    Indeed, what lifestyle is he referring to?

  190. rusa says:

    Aiya! These Umnoputras just don’t have the knowledge and skill in administering the country. If you give pearls to the swines, they will wallow in the shit of mud with the pearls.

    These Umnoputras from the kampongs rely those umnoputra folks in he kampongs hijacking the power to rule Bolehland. When all these Umnoputras come to the town, they are akin to rusa coming to kampong, what’s more coming to city?

    All these kampong Umnoputras are screwing the cities upside down. These Umnoputras belong to the kampongs.

    See what have they done to the cities when they come to the cities? Why all the contentious protests against all these umnoputras kampong folks?

    They are worse than pigs. They belong to the kampongs. The Europeans still thinking that they are living on trees.

    Hence all these Umno kampong folks with inferior complex start building tallest this and longest that just to prove that they are of city standard. But by doing so, their kampong mentality is being delineated.

    Hence you have all these wielding of keris, ketuanan melayu, glocal just to prove that they are not living on trees.

    They are in the cities thanks to the Umnoputra folks from the kampongs. All these kampong putra folks are just too happy with a few packages of biscuit or nasi lemak and some duit saguhati, they will vote all these Umnoputra monkeys and send them to big cities, plundering and stealing whatever they can and show off to the kampong putras idiots when all these umnokampong monkeys balik to the kampongs.

    But these kampong umnoputras are real traitors also, carrying suitcases full of US$$$ instead of distributing to the poor Umnoputra kampong folks, they travel overseas buying properties, keeping mistresses and spend those stolen US$$$ from the city folks like free water.

    Hence you have all these Mike tryson’s case in Australia and this is just the tip of the ice-berg.

    After the fuel hike, you can see all these umnokampongputra folks carrying suitcases traveling overseas and checking in luxurious hotels with their blonds and laughing all the way to foreign banks.

    So all these stupid Umno kampong folks are unwittingly abetting these Umnokampongputra robbers committing blatant heinous crimes.

  191. lunatic says:

    This country is being run into the ground by ministers who pride themselves for being able to come up with a decision to increase petrol prices and find a solution for subsidies in 4 hours. Most learned people would take ample time to study and research and come up with the best solution beneficial to all. Alas, we have monkeys steering the wheel. We are suppose to change our lifestyle while they send angkasawan to space for what? Oil exploration?

    Indeed this brilliant solution by the cabinet will in effect cause more pain to the poor. For these are the people who rely on public transportation, and since subsidies for diesel and subsidies for RapidKL is being yanked off, I will bet my head that fares will go up. and who suffers? Are the poor passengers going to be given vouchers to claim subsidies? Sure.

    The best thing the government should have done is to implement a GST type tax on petrol/diesel. The rich who uses more pay more and the poor who uses less pay less. End of story.

    Surely our Thai and Singapore neighbours are laughing thie butt off since they are still buying our petrol at subsidized prices, cheaper than back in their own countries and we the rakyat get slapped with a 40% increase in fuel cost and tail-spinning inflation in the double digits.

    MALAYSIA BOLEH!

  192. rusa says:

    You can take all these umnoputras away from the kampong, but you can’t take the kampong mentality from all these avaricious Umno kampongputras.

    Hence we have all kinds of problems with all these Umno kampongputra kampong thugs creating all kinds of problems in the cities.

    In order to live peacefully in the cities and kampongs, all these Umnoputras aka Umnokampong folks must be sent back to the forests, or better still to the deserts in Sahara.

    So this fuel hike is akin to robbing the city folks by all these Umno kampongputras who hailed from the jungle in the kampongs without blinking a single eye.

    It’s like the bandits in the Alibaba story, these Umnoputras from the kampong are ruthless and vicious. Don’t be fooled by the Islamic Hadhari which is just a pretext telling the city folks are are compassionate, harmless and are accosting easily.

    Well! Dear city folks, these Umnoputras from the kampongs are indeed wolf in sheep skin. They do not have human volition but are ruthless, blood thirsty evil Umno-pontiankputras from the kampongs.

    They will suck every drop of meticulous blood from the city folks without nay mercy.

    The only solution to solve this cacophony by the city folks against all these blood sucking hantus from the kampongs is to obliterate all these Umno hantuputras from the kampongs.

    This Umnoputras from the kampongs are just a bloody nuisance lot. To mix with them, it’s like the Umnokampong folks say: Saperti kuching and anjing.

    Tough luck if you think the Umnoputra kampong folks can give 2 sen to the Mak cik selling goreng pisang, let alone giving $$$$ to the rakyat.

    In your dreams perhaps.

    Bananas to the Umnomonkeyputras from the kampongs.

  193. goldenscreen says:

    Can somebody please explain to me how the government came out with their figures? According to the government the fuel subsidy would cost us RM56 billion this year. By increasing the price of fuel by RM0.78, they would save RM14 billion in subsidies. The same government also said that the price of fuel is now only RM0.30 below the market rate.

    Increase by RM0.78 (RM1.92 –> RM2.70)
    *******************************
    Subsidy Before Savings = RM56 billion
    Savings = RM14 billion
    Subsidy After Savings = RM42 billion

    Now comes the magic confusing part!!

    Increase by RM0.30 (RM2.70 –< RM3.00 [market price])
    ******************************************
    Subsidy Before Savings = RM42 billion
    Savings = RM42 billion ?????!?!?!
    Subsidy After Savings = RM0.00 (since there is no more subsidy aka fuel at market price).

    I can’t understand how increasing by RM0.78 saves us RM14 billion, then increase by another RM0.30 saves us RM42 billion? The maths just ain’t right..can anybody offer an explanation?

  194. noscreen says:

    Yes, our ministers are very good in maths. Shahrir says save RM4b. PM says RM14b. This is our cabinet????????

    No wonder Shahrir’s laundry business went bankrupt. He should be washing his dirty underwear in public, and not try and fomulate and implement shitty strategies for the country!!

  195. kancil says:

    Aiya! These Umnoputras just don’t have the knowledge and skill in administering the country. If you give pearls to the swines, they will wallow in the shit of mud with the pearls.

    These Umnoputras from the kampongs rely those umnoputra folks in he kampongs hijacking the power to rule Bolehland. When all these Umnoputras come to the town, they are akin to rusa coming to kampong, what’s more coming to city?

    All these kampong Umnoputras are screwing the cities upside down. These Umnoputras belong to the kampongs.

    See what have they done to the cities when they come to the cities? Why all the contentious protests against all these umnoputras kampong folks?

    They are worse than pigs. They belong to the kampongs. The Europeans still thinking that they are living on trees.

    Hence all these Umno kampong folks with inferior complex start building tallest this and longest that just to prove that they are of city standard. But by doing so, their kampong mentality is being delineated.

    Hence you have all these wielding of keris, ketuanan melayu, glocal just to prove that they are not living on trees.

    They are in the cities thanks to the Umnoputra folks from the kampongs. All these kampong putra folks are just too happy with a few packages of biscuit or nasi lemak and some duit saguhati, they will vote all these Umnoputra monkeys and send them to big cities, plundering and stealing whatever they can and show off to the kampong putras idiots when all these umnokampong monkeys balik to the kampongs.

    But these kampong umnoputras are real traitors also, carrying suitcases full of US$$$ instead of distributing to the poor Umnoputra kampong folks, they travel overseas buying properties, keeping mistresses and spend those stolen US$$$ from the city folks like free water.

    Hence you have all these Mike tryson’s case in Australia and this is just the tip of the ice-berg.

    After the fuel hike, you can see all these umnokampongputra folks carrying suitcases traveling overseas and checking in luxurious hotels with their blonds and laughing all the way to foreign banks.

    So all these stupid Umno kampong folks are unwittingly abetting these Umnokampongputra robbers committing blatant heinous crimes.

  196. lunatic says:

    goldenscreen, the only explanation for the maths is, all cabinet ministers failed their maths (1+1=11)

  197. amolpatil2k says:

    All through the history of paper currencies, governments have taxed the common man by slowly reducing the amount of gold backing the paper. In 1971, the gold standard was abolished altogether. This was the start of two evils, hyper inflation and derivatives. Another evil is the fact that the US dollar is a reserve currency, which means third world countries can buy oil only with US dollars.

    Because these countries cannot do without oil, they have to per force send goods and services to the US. And US dollar would remain reserve currency because US is a military superpower. What all this means is that US dollar can be printed at any speed without any gold backing and still not diminish in value. The value hit manifests itself as inflation in third world countries.

  198. Bola Hangus says:

    Thank you tipulah bohongwi for the raise. It will mean the chinaman will increase every barang price in this country. God save us all cos PR cant.

  199. tummybelly says:

    Yes !
    We are really in la-la land !

    For them ,we are simply just nothing , because those foolish and unreasonable Malaysians just want to save a few ringgit causing inconvenience to others who have other more important things to do.

    Why !? This was not the first.
    Is that the few ringgit can save us the whole life saving?
    We are wrong !
    It may cause life wastage.

    Do something more relevant, before it’s too late !

    RAKYAT love MP. MP serve RAKYAT.

  200. kampong folk says:

    These Umnoputras just don’t have the knowledge and skill in administering the country. If you give pearls to the swines, they will wallow in the shit of mud with the pearls.

    These Umnoputras from the kampongs rely those umnoputra folks in he kampongs hijacking the power to rule Bolehland. When all these Umnoputras come to the town, they are akin to rusa coming to kampong, what’s more coming to city?

    All these kampong Umnoputras are screwing the cities upside down. These Umnoputras belong to the kampongs.

    See what have they done to the cities when they come to the cities? Why all the contentious protests against all these umnoputras kampong folks?

    They are worse than pigs. They belong to the kampongs. The Europeans still thinking that they are living on trees.

    Hence all these Umno kampong folks with inferior complex start building tallest this and longest that just to prove that they are of city standard. But by doing so, their kampong mentality is being delineated.

    Hence you have all these wielding of keris, ketuanan melayu, glocal just to prove that they are not living on trees.

    They are in the cities thanks to the Umnoputra folks from the kampongs. All these kampong putra folks are just too happy with a few packages of biscuit or nasi lemak and some duit saguhati, they will vote all these Umnoputra monkeys and send them to big cities, plundering and stealing whatever they can and show off to the kampong putras idiots when all these umnokampong monkeys balik to the kampongs.

    But these kampong umnoputras are real traitors also, carrying suitcases full of US$$$ instead of distributing to the poor Umnoputra kampong folks, they travel overseas buying properties, keeping mistresses and spend those stolen US$$$ from the city folks like free water.

    Hence you have all these Mike tryson’s case in Australia and this is just the tip of the ice-berg.

    After the fuel hike, you can see all these umnokampongputra folks carrying suitcases traveling overseas and checking in luxurious hotels with their blonds and laughing all the way to foreign banks.

    So all these stupid Umno kampong folks are unwittingly abetting these Umnokampongputra robbers committing blatant heinous crimes.

  201. kampong folk says:

    Aiya! These Umnoputras just don’t have the knowledge and skill in administering the country. If you give pearls to the swines, they will wallow in the shit of mud with the pearls.

    These Umnoputras from the kampongs rely those umnoputra folks in he kampongs hijacking the power to rule Bolehland. When all these Umnoputras come to the town, they are akin to rusa coming to kampong, what’s more coming to city?

    All these kampong Umnoputras are screwing the cities upside down. These Umnoputras belong to the kampongs.

    See what have they done to the cities when they come to the cities? Why all the contentious protests against all these umnoputras kampong folks?

    They are worse than pigs. They belong to the kampongs. The Europeans still thinking that they are living on trees.

    Hence all these Umno kampong folks with inferior complex start building tallest this and longest that just to prove that they are of city standard. But by doing so, their kampong mentality is being delineated.

    Hence you have all these wielding of keris, ketuanan melayu, glocal just to prove that they are not living on trees.

  202. Parang Kajang says:

    It is fair to increase fuel price but government did not tell us the rakyat alternative cheaper fuel, thus it is now becoming unfair. TNB to increase electricity tarrif but…..what is going on in TNB Research ? Aren’t you people supposedly to find alternative means of power generation ? Space centre please give the grant to alternative energy research rather than sending another to the orbit…

  203. lunatic says:

    Justification for market rate petrol given:

    1) Minimal or abolishment of vehicle road tax since most roads are toll roads anyway. Rakyat made to pay and pay. We are tax for using the roads by JPJ and taxed again by toll concessionaires.

    2) Significant reduction in car excise and import duties. Here again we are taxed an arm and a leg. Indirectly we do not get access to better and more efficient cars. We should be able to purchase hybrid vehicles that are not taxed in any form.

    3) Abolish AP system with immediate effect. This non-competitive system is akin to giving the fisherman fish so that he need not go out to the ocean to fish. And who pays for this? Again we the rakyat suffers.

    4) Create more opportunities for alternative energy vehicle industries. Proton should develop hybrid vehicles instead of buying old technologies from Japan. We are not in a competitive advantage to have an auto industry so we should create an alternative auto industry to indirectly compete with those who are in a competitive position. Just like many countries who have no resources but created immense wealth by going around and creating much needed services.

  204. hutchrun says:

    Create more opportunities for alternative energy vehicle industries. – lunatic

    I iknow this chap who wanted to bring in an electric car. Guess what they told him? – dapat AP dulu. That would mean begging from UMNO again.

  205. Lallang exile says:

    Guys,

    Quote from an fella commenting on anti fuel price hike strikes in India:

    “I am totally against the strikes since it is all about politics and faking concerns for people,” said young entrepreneur Ishan Ahmed, adding any party in power would have been forced to raise prices.”

    How true in Malaysia’s case too!!!

  206. Bola Hangus says:

    they should build trams in KL so we all can just hop on and hop off without waiting and rotting for buses. That way single occupant vehichle willbe reduced. SOV are the ones causing jam and wasting peoples time

  207. We are the biggest producer of tin in the world, we are the biggest producer of rubber in the world, we are the biggest producer of palm oil in the world and we are a net fuel exporter. What do we benefit inspite of all these? Very little, I would say. We pay toll at almost almost every corner of the country, our currency is weak and we pay among the highest fuel price when compared to other oil exporting countries (which have only oil to export).

    Compared to our neighbour, when we started our journey at par in 1965, they are greatly disadvantaged, they had nothing-no primary resources and no army. Yet against all odds, they have become a developed nation, they have the best and most profitable airline in the world, they have one of the best airport and transportation system in the world, their two national universites-NUS and Nanyang University are among the top 20 in the world.

    Let,s not being jealous or chauvinstic , truly the only reason is that the ministers are completely honest, very prudent in managing their only resource-the human resource. Our govt is corrupt, the judiciary is compromised, all govt departments are inept and filled by thieves and plunderers .

    They are incapble of running this great land of ours blessed with so much. If they are honest (that is the biggest understatement), they should step aside and let Pakatan Raykat run the country. If they are not willing to do this, rakyat I appeal to you all to see that they are thoroughly voted out into the dustbin of history.

  208. The False Prophet says:

    Another fellow who seems to support the Government’s action on the fuel hike is Elanor Tan -http://elanortan.blogspot.com/

  209. Payback Time says:

    Asking the rakyat to change their lifestyle is like telling them to dive into a pool with 2feet of water!! Mr.C4 you dive first lah!!!

  210. hutchrun says:

    “Each and everyone of us has a role and responsibility in facing these trying times.
    “As such, let’s together face this challenge with resilience for the greater good of the nation and our future generations,” he said. – Ahmad Badawi

    Haha nutjob is taking the layman for a ride. When I see him cycling to work I`ll believe him.

  211. wits0 says:

    The two of ‘em are fond of peddling platitudes, as always. Perhaps they hope that ‘ll make him appear to be the elder statesmen, although we haven’t even any statesmen around, except perhaps the Tengku, in 51 years.

  212. wits0 says:

    In Malalysia Insider : ‘Short-term pain for long-term certainty’, : http://tinyurl.com/5rmowm

    This is really similar to :
    “I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today”, says Wimpy in Popeye.

  213. hutchrun says:

    More waste by the Putra wimps:

    KUCHING (June 6) — Despite recent public calls to do away National Service in the wake of several deaths involving trainees, the National Service Training Department is proposingto increase the intake of trainees by another 33% to 140,000 next year.

    NS Training Council (NSTC) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said June 6 the proposal to increase the number of trainees from the present 110,000 to 14,0,000 will be forwarded to deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who is also defence minister soon.

    http://sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=22944

  214. U aim at the Wrong Target says:

    All woos happening in the country started by one evil man; Mahathir Mohammed Iskandar Kutty.
    This man is ashamed of his Indian bloodline; assumed himself to be a perfect and super Malay and became a vociferous proponent of Ketuanan Melayu. He brain-washed them and turned them into religious bigots, greedy rent-collectors and that taking the money from the Non-Muslims and amassing the wealth in ill-gotten ways and spending it lavishly is right of them.
    A racist to the bone he even openly thrawth Chinese progress – he found pleasure in this and as if hurting the non-Malays’ progress is the way towards enhancing the progress of Malay. And he has no remorse at all!!!
    The billions that he had lost and stolen from the coffers for his cronies and family if distributed to the 25 millions Malaysians would made everybody multi-millionaires instead of languishing in such strait, grumbling as we are doing now.
    We must all focus on this evil man and seek means to get rid of him. After we will go after the govenment and get them to be more transparent and accountable.

  215. Tarap says:

    TIPS UBAH GAYA HIDUP ANDA !

    1. BIASAKAN DIRI DENGAN MENGUNYAH RUMPUT ORGANIK. JANGAN MASAK NASI, MAKAN BERAS MENTAH JA.
    2. BELI KERETA CC RENDAH….JANGAN GUNAKANNYA DAPAT WANG TUNAI RM625 SETAHUN.
    3. CERAI DENGAN PASANGAN DAPAT BANTUAN IBU TUNGGAL. TERUSKAN HIDUP DAN TANGGUNGJAWAB DENGAN PASANGAN.
    4. GANTIKAN MINYAK PETROL DENGAN “MONTOKU”(RICE ETHANOL), SEBAHAGIANNYA “ARAMAITI”(HAPPY HOUR) – UNTUK YANG BUKAN ISLAM SAHAJA.
    5. TAK DAPAT ADAPSTASIKAN GAYA HIDUP BARU? MOHON BANTUAN WANG DARI YB JA LAH.

    GOOD LUCK !

  216. ww says:

    I totally agree with you U aim at the Wrong Target.This Mamak has treated the petronas coffers like his own for the past 22 yrs.some of that spent on very expensive real estate in Japan and Argentina and together with his partner in crime Diam Diam the country’s wealth have been plundered to the tune of billions.Then he will invent all the imaginary threats to brainwash our malay friends.

  217. Pegasus says:

    Bodowi has proven he is Bodowi. Stop asking the Rakyat to change their lifestlye,we would not be in this situation if the BN regime has not rob and siphoned off trillions from Malaysia in the last 30 years. We have rich resources in the people of Malaysia and certainly rich in natural resources.
    The stupid Malaysian government should stop comparing fuel prices with our neighbours S’pore and Thailand.They don’t have oil ,we do. We should compare fuel prices with the Middle East countries and Brunei where its cheaper then us. Bodowi has committed harakiri by raising the price at one go and with more to come. His economics is a suicide for the people of Malaysia.Where is Petronas in all this ?. Laughing all the way to the bank while the Rakyat suffers. The Petrol in Malaysia land belongs to the Rakyat and not to certain numbers of Umno politicians and BN crooks. The Profit and Loss margin should be there to be seen by all. Certainly the fuel price need not increase this much though the Global scenario is such. The market is business ,there is no shortage of fuel in the world. Bodowi should resign for this massacre.

  218. Lid says:

    They keep on telling us that our fuel price is still cheap compared to Thailand and Singapore. Hello, hello… I’m not filling up fuel in Thailand or Singapore. It doesn’t effect us what the price of fuel there cost. Stop fooling the rakyat. By the way the cost of living in Thailand is low. Food there is cheap. In Singapore the per capita income of the people there is much higher than us. Singapore is also well known for being clean of corruption. Therefore its wealth are properly distributed to its people. So the higher fuel prices there may not bear such a heavy burden on the people.
    This is not so in our country. Our country is better of than Singapore in terms of resources. And we are a oil producing country. Where does our wealth go to ?
    The chain reaction that will follow the fuel price hike is going to cause misery to the rakyat. Our leaders are plunging us into poverty. Can we still trust BN to rule our country? Please do not let our beloved country become like a flower in the hands of monkeys.

  219. The_Graduate says:

    A post on apanama blog said “it was a matter of time before Abdullah was given the proverbial pink slip in UMNO” or the United Malays National Organisation.

    Some have taken the battle into the government’s camp. A hacker tried to deface the official website of the prime minister’s office, the pro-government New Straits Times said.

    The hacker left a drawing of a skull with a sword through its neck, blaming the prime minister for the fuel rise, the newspaper said. There was a notice later put up on the website http://www.pmo.gov.my saying it had been temporarily shut down for maintenance, it said.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/International_Business/Malaysians_turn_to_Internet_to_fight_fuel_hike/articleshow/3110661.cms

  220. Roy Selvan says:

    We Malaysian must voice out in a different kind of *****loving way ??<<<on the fuel Hike.
    Lets all use our cycles on Fathers day. Every one, its a good excercise. Stop using our vehicles for 1 day. Unless its really an Emergency, surely they cant do anything for this Silent Cardio Execersize Treatment. Spread the word around.Get bloggers to this masive exercise. Susan and Others lets JOM BERSENAM. SENAMAN BAIK UNTUK KESIHATAN ANDA.

  221. U aim at the Wrong Target says:

    WW, once we got MM in jail we have to recover all the monies from his estates in Japan and Arfentina including what he had paid to his son’s shipping company and optical fibre purchase which I undestand had still not been used yet. Then we get the government to go after Diam, CMs of Sarawak and Sabah….. and recover all the ill-gotten monies from them and put them back into the government’s coffers.
    The point is this if this Chief Bandit/Corrupter is not caught and restrained many more Indians will follow and as the Chinese saying goes You mush catch the Head Bandit to destroy the bandit gang.
    Do we want to stop corruption?
    I hope ISA will be used on him to let him feel what it tastes like.

  222. lunatic says:

    WW & U Aim At The Wrong Target:

    I strongly believe whoever takes over the next government should set up something equivalent to the International Criminal Court for prosecuting war criminals.

    Then they should investigate all Ministers and Cabinet members including their families and prosecute them for mismanaging funds and neglecting their fiduciary duty as trustees of the rakyat. This is white and blue collar crimes added up together as far as what these politicians has done to the people and the country.

  223. Ctizen Me says:

    This is the thin end of the developing country syndrome wedge. Malaysian should wake up and demand accountability by government. Government Linked Companies cannot be run as private corporations. They must be acoutable to the people who are the shareolders.

  224. […] Fuel Price Increase & Rebate: Auto Calculator For 2000cc And Below Fuel prices are up, which I do not disagree with despite the pinch. I do, however, disagree with the continued […]

  225. noscreen says:

    Interestingly, everywhere I go nowadays, people are talking about Pak Lah, only they call him F**k Lah!

  226. artemus22 says:

    I really sympathize with you folks living in KL and Selangor. Everywhere you go you have to pay tol here and there incurring extra expenditure.

    Though I’m not an economist, I believe the price of petrol can be lowered. When there’s a will there’s a way.

    Remember the late Datuk Wan Mat Saman Wan Ismail, former Menteri Besar of Kedah? He built the 36 km long Terusan Wan Mat Saman with his bare hands. If our present government were to build that canal today, the cost will definitely go into millions.

    You know why? The government would assign the building job to a contractor, say Contractor A and this Contractor A would sub it to Contractor B and the Contractor B would pass it to Contractor C and finally the job was taken over by Contractor D. If the government had given the project straight to Contractor D in the first place, we could have saved a lot of money.

    We’re not a poor country actually but we are only ruled by a corrupt and incompetent Government and now the rakyat has to pay the price for its stupidity.

  227. shiver says:

    its going to be a long long struggle for all malaysians in malaysia from here on.
    Godspeed
    for those staying in shah alam and work in kl city,it takes 150 minutes to cycle so you best start at 6am so you can shower in your office toilet and prepare for work, remember to dabao your roti and air kosong first.

    whats the use of having a car when you cant even drive it?

  228. hebi says:

    wat the mather faking badawi suck the pipel’ cock ask king money by sucking the malaysians cock

  229. Allan says:

    Politics Must Take the Backseat Now
    http://www.kulitpisang.com

    The axe has fallen. And it fell hard. Petrol price at Malaysian pumps increased by 40% overnight. A hike of RM0.78. But in reality, an increase, no matter how painful, was inevitable. Rational Malaysians are not under the illusion that we will be spared this global phenomenon but the quantity of increase and timing is an issue of debate on the ground.

    Members of Parliament and State Assemblymen must have had to use their spare battery last night because the flood of calls and SMS would have overtook the congratulatory messages they received when they secured their seats.

    Our elected officials must answer pertinent and pressing questions. Why wasn’t there a longer time frame to condition the mindset of Rakyat?. If you save RM56 billion from the reduction in subsidy, where is the funds channeled to? What are the immediate and long term plans for use to encounter this problem? What are proposed improvements to public transportation? Are we examining the use of alternative energy, if yes what is the extent of the study? Is Proton going to manufacture cheap, easily accessible and functioning hybrid cars? What are the policies to assist businesses adversely affected by the hike? How would you enforce retailers increasing prices for a profit?. These and many-many more.

    There is a need to go to every corner of Malaysia and explain to the satisfaction of Rakyat the reason why the petrol subsidy is no longer sustainable, what are the long term economic impacts? what are measures to reduce the impact. The key word, to the satisfaction of the Rakyat. Malaysians do not elect MPs and DUNs on the basis of oratory, we elect MPs based on their ability to govern. As such, internal politics must take a backseat in UMNO. Jostling for positions, announcement of a candidacy, putting forward personal manifesto, these are actions of a selfish leader. Acts of selfishness does not only reflect the individual at a personal level, it reflects on the party as a whole.

    Worse, the Rakyat would not want to see candidates and detractors of the current administration condemn the decision of the Government to gain political mileage. Not when you can’t offer tangible solutions to the Rakyat. There is no place for rhetoric in the face of a potential crisis of this magnitude.

    Pakatan Rakyat must also realise the severity of the petrol increase. If they decide to walk the campaign trail on this issue, they must be ready to back it up with sustainable policy. You want to use Petronas’ money to improve subsidy?. Show us how you are going to do it. At current prices, with a potential increase in price of US$200 per barrel. Show us how you are going to do it. With oil reserves potentially running out in 5 years. Show us how you are going to do it. Is Pakatan Rakyat’s vision of tomorrow to have the national budget that funds subsidy solely?. As it is, one third of our budget is for subsidy. Don’t paint pictures of grandeur with imaginary paint. Don’t tell us you will solve all our problems if you can’t.

    If leaders in waiting decide to follow the dark path of turning this into a political issue, show us what we are going to lose out at the end of the day. Reduction in the civil service? No new schools? No new roads? No funds for Universities?.

    You know our votes count. So to the leaders in waiting, be careful of what you wish for. Sometimes, it can come true. They say there is a time and place for politics. Now is not the time.

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