When the FRU finally arrived on the scene @ 3.30pm (KL time), the protestors have already dispersed. Some stopped infront of PAS HQ in Jalan Raja Laut. Apparently, it was a PAS led rally. There was a 10 minute ceramah, and then everyone went home in peace. The Prime Minister decided to be kind today. What’s in his mind?

At 3.00pm (KL time): My source says that the crowd was beginning to block the roads in front of Sogo’s earlier. “Kurang Ajar betul! Hahaha! If like this, how do you expect the FRU not to beat them? Can demo but please dont block the road, don’t disturb the people. SO stupid!”.

He added: “Surprisingly, the FRU and Police did not appear at Sogo’s. Nobody disturb the demo. After a 20 minute ceramah, all start to move along Jalan Raja Laut, to disperse (balik) in peace”.

Earlier about 2.30pm (KL time), I blogged:

I got an SMS. There are about 2,000 people gathering at Kampung Baru Mosque, KL. Rallying against the hike in fuel prices. There are accompanied by the police and FRU personnel. And of course, dozens of special branch officers! Amazing, no chaos yet by the armed personnel.

I am eagerly waiting for more news. Malaysiakini says 3,500 protestors. Did they count the police and FRU + SBs as well? The Opposition is expecting about 10,000 people.

My source, who is there on the ground, in the midst of the rally, says people are now flooding the streets, marching through Chow Kit along Pizza Hut as Kampung Baru has been courdoned off.

I hope Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will just allow people to express themselves and may he do something about it. It must be exciting there on the streets.

For many, it is THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY 🙂


37 responses »

  1. Sofiacumlambatly says:

    In my city, an imminent peaceful demo will be held somewhere. I just hope that the POLIS will be evenhanded not to make, incite, provoke the peaceful demo but act as a TRUE GUARDIAN OF PEACE to ensure no unwarranted and unforeseen circumstances arises from this.

    The “Towkays x 2” will be sitting in comfort watching the highlights on TV while the protesters will brave and risk themselves of possible arrest.

    In such case, it is at best to also preotest for “no rebate” of RM625 claims to vehicles’ owners more than 1,500cc. (Perceiving that the Towkays drive big, luxury and big capacity cars)

  2. malayamuda says:

    whats wrong with the POLIS ? These Malaysians are even walking and protesting for the police and the FRU and their families too who are also affected by the increasing prices .

    The POLIS should defy orders and walk with these brave Malaysians too…….

  3. Robert Teh says:

    When we take to the streets to march to protest an unjust act by the Govt. we do so at the peril of our own safety – the peril of violation, intimidation, violence and arrest by the police or by overzealous people who may not be supportive of our cause.

    To these brave marchers, I salute you for your grit and determination, to risk your safety, so that you can tell the world that we are not going to accept the unjust price hike by the Govt. without a fight.

    I had been a marcher on the streets before and I know such peril. I pray all parties involved would be sensible and reasonable in their action so that there will be no violation or violence of any kind, on marchers or policemen alike.

  4. Birdbrain says:

    The BN led Govt. asked for it!

    No answers to the question of “Where has all the profit of Petronas gone to?”

    The RAKYAT cannot make to suffer just because the elites in UMNO screwed up the economy. They’ll be lucky that the RAKYAT is not marching to UMNO HQ or Putrajaya or to their mansions.

    I’m pissed off too with this Govt. of 50 years!

  5. siti fatimah says:

    i don’t thing this act is “kurang ajar”…the goverment who are the real culprits who think the rakyat kurang ajar to realise the situation….. it a revenge for letting them lost the PRU….

    i support the act..wish i could be one of them…:)

  6. sandyow says:

    Thank God that no souls were hurt. See the thing with such so called “peaceful” demos, they CAN in fact end up being a chaotic and aggressive outing if the people get a little bit emotional and such. And tha is when it gets ugly and that is the last thing that we want right now.

  7. My friends who were observing the protest from their office windows reported that the police didn’t do anything silly that can provoke the demonstrators. The police are there just to make sure that things won’t get out of hand. Good!

    By the way, what is the point of protesting anyway?

    Personally, I find that fuel price hikes are inevitable. Can anyone argue with me on that?

  8. Mirage says:

    Anonymous said…

    Consumer affairs minister, Shahrir Samad says there were no direct subsidy from Petronas???

    What are these oil subsidies??? This is a hoax story to hoodwink the general public on the believe that there are the purported subsidies. There are no subsidies only a hoax to cheat the Malaysian masses. Every crude oil producing countries allocate a percentage of their production for domestic consumption and the balance for export to earn foreign exchange. What is this nett producer & nett exporter of crude oil talking of the oil subsidies??? Look at Brunei & Saudi Arabia and the many more crude oil exporting countries do, both and all are nett producers & nett exporters of crude oil, there are no changes in the prices at their pumps for both petrol and diesel despite the whopping Crude Oil prices now reaching US$139/- per barrel, they are all enjoying boom and boost to their State Coffers with the greatest windfall of all times with record foreign reserves’ balances and also a boost to their economies, so why are we seeing the reverse in Malaysia??? There is obviously mismanagement of the funds from the power that be. Where are the windfall profits for Petronas gone to from the nett exports before or after being handed over to the Government??? A royal commission should be formed to investigate where have all the profits/funds earned from the exports had gone to???

    Remove this deadly cancerous orang minyak, throw out that rotten tyranny!!!

    It is the right time that this grossly rotten, corrupt and incompetent flip flop tyranny called orang minyak that remove the hoax fuel subsidies & increase the electricity tariffs should also be removed… & to accomplish this, all & whoever, MPs from both BN or Pakatan Rakyat, it is your call now and as all the people of Malaysia are firmly behind you to remove this rot. Cannot imagine that a nett producer & nett exporter of Crude Oil has to do this, look at all the other crude oil nett exporters, there are no increases of prices of Petrol & Diesel at their pumps as both & all are nett producers and nett exporters of Crude Oil and they are now enjoying a boost to their state coffers & economies with a whopping windfall in oil prices of the current US$139/- 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 badly mis-managed and no one knows where all the profits over the years had gone and we are saying a (large chunk of) the 700 or more Billions earned had disappeared and there is no accountability by the tyranny moron power that be. Otherwise we are having a boom time to our state coffers and a boost to our economy and we should be celebrating and why is that bloke orang minyak/moron is projecting gloom at this wonderful time. All the monies earned by Petronas must have been woefully squandered & cheated by the orang minyak moron or unles otherwise Petronas’President & CEO Datuk Hassan Marican must have badly mis-managed the windfall earnings by selling our Malaysian sweet crude forward at low prices and buying low grade crude oil at a hefty high prices for local cunsumption??? If that is the case all Malaysians including those unborn ones have been betrayed by this cancerous Orang Minyak/Moron who has caused all these serious crimes, anarchies, chaos and inflations beyond comprehensions owing to the greed by this cancerous corrupted power hungry Moron/Orang Minyak who intended to stick to power beyond his welcome!!! For everybody’s guess, everyone knows who the orang minyak moron is???

  9. umno babi says:

    what do you expect, evan the polis and fru have children, and on that matter this is after friday prayers, if they go and attack the parishoners than they, i.e. are attacking their own race, these fru and police guys also have families and children to feed, now the kopi money also less, if you look at the streets than you can see that there are fewer cars on the road. wonder how that guy with 25 children from trengganau will feed his family if god forbid something were to happen to him. that guy is lucky he has $20000 a month salary, what about those who are not sooooo lucky but make babies like rabbits, 10 children now what to feed them? rats with grass as sayor, question, are rats HALAL, MUST ASK MY MUFTI, hahahahah what a bunch of alcoholics and arse grabbing pigs who worship false prophets of hislam hardhard-hari hari, is that the one where you have a havana in the mouth, a glass of cognac in one hand and the other grabbing the arse of the waitress, these is the race of lanuns and kafirs, munafiks. bloody asshole najib must be doing his national servise by servising the maths genius in london, wonder what the fat slug of a 2nd hand slut must be thinking.

  10. Birdbrain says:

    Malay Women in Malaysia said,

    Personally, I find that fuel price hikes are inevitable. Can anyone argue with me on that?

    Your Pseudonym speaks clearly that you could have been hoodwinked by UMNO all these years! Just like mine when UMNO insulted my intelligence. If we are making tons and tons of money, why are we still paying high taxes and no free education and not enough scholarships for equal and fair distribution to all the bright sparks. Lousy transportation system (says Sharir). Is not the fuel hike that we are angry, it’s the governance, the transparency!


  11. Dear Birdbrain…

    Sure, Malaysia made loads of money but we are nowhere compared to the United States and other European countries. US and Europe have more wealth than Malaysia but they themselves could not do anything to absorb the impact of the rising crude oil prices.

    Look around you, Birdbrain. Don’t just read stupid news and commentaries on MalaysiaKini. Look at what is happening in the world today. Malaysia is not a stand alone country that can operate outside the circles of OPEC and the United Nations. 🙂

    Malay Women in Malaysia

  12. umno babi says:

    how much does petronas spend on formula 1, 10 s of millions, do you know why the fuel price increase, my brother in law works in the economic planning unit at putrajaya and according to him, a lot of money was paid under table to buy votes, like the one shown by teresa kok with photos somemore, $200 a pop to go and vote for bn in trengganau and kelantan, what about other states, now umno has money problems, election coming in december, need money to buy votes for badawi to stay in power, so where the money to come from….petrol my friends!!!!, another thing about the missing money from trengganau, pm has been warned by the king he wants the money that was swindled so pm went on the quiet to UAE to borrow money on his own name not govt name, HE WAS LAUGHED OUT OF UAE, the arabs asked him where is your oil money?, now don’t be surprised, when NAJIB C4 comes back, he will announce that he has placed an order for armanents, no info yet very hush hush but it will be another simmillar to the sukhoi or submarine deals, word is HELIKOPTERS???, DON’T KNOW HOW MANY BILLION, SO WAIT AND SEE, SATU LAGI PROJECK BARISAN NERAKA.

  13. izzatdin says:

    I agree with Malay Women in Malaysia..it is not as easy as most people think..comparisons that some people made mostly simplistic and misleading..when the price hike, most people getting mad and they didn’t bother the reasoning behind it. usually the opposition will take advantage of this situation. and there is some people simply compare petrol and diesel price to other oil producing country. there are many factors that Wan Azizah and the Malaysian public forget to consider. Firstly, Malaysia’s oil production are mainly high quality sweet crude and most of it are exported. We make other arrangements with regards our own consumption for petrol and diesel and this includes swap arrangements with the likes of Esso or Shell and even importing petrol and diesel. Many of the countries listed in Wan Azizah’s list are countries who are major sour crude oil producers. Most petroleum companies use a much sour crude or even lower grade sweet crude to make diesel and petrol respectively. Most of them do not need to import petrol or diesel into their country as they produce it themselves. and to compare with those country, Malaysia imports the highest amount of oil. while they just use their own oil resource, they didnt affected badly by the global price hike. for more info, check out this link : http://www.jazlan.net/?p=90

  14. xy says:

    Energy is a complicated and strategic issue of national importance.

    I blogged the following in “Anwar’s “i’ll resign immediately” on Jun 10.

    One time sharp fuel price hike timing is worst possible nightmare for any government.

    All life-activities require energy, whether this energy comes from food or fossil fuel. A coherent long-term energy strategy is therefore essential for the continual prosperity of any nation. Sharp fuel price hike, at one stroke, will trigger a whole chain reaction and before we know it, prices of everything will start to climb.

    Malaysia is blessed will oil resource. But it has also become a curse ‘cos not much is spent/researched on sustainable alternative energy. It takes a long time to develop these alternative energy sources.

    We are mortgaging our future generation for our benefits if nothing is done to long-term energy policy. One day, our oil wells will dry up. When that day come and it will be a cold shock if we are not well prepared as a nation.

    Lower-income groups need to be assisted to ensure they can access at least the minimum level of energy required. An indirect way, either thru’ energy rebate coupons etc is better than simply subsidized fuel across the board for everyone. Cheap oil is the very reason pushing up demands globally.

    As there wasn’t a consistent energy policy in placed, sudden price hike of this magnitude will definitely bring great burdens to the masses.

    Hope future policy makers will take initiatives to develop a more dynamic and robust long-term energy plan. Simply relying on our own oil wells is not a strategy, for one day, the wells will go dry. And that day probably will come sooner than we thought.

  15. khairy says:

    Need those in know of the basic economics of crude, fuel etc to comment.

    WHAT IS NEVER MENTIONED IN Mainstream Media like NST/TheStar/Utusan/BH are these facts….

    Malaysian PerCapita Income USD 5000
    Singaporean PerCapita Income USD 25000

    Further The Star made a comparison of prices in Thailand , Singapore and Indonesia .
    For Thailand it is quoted at RM3.90/liter, however are they aware that in Thailand new cars are cheaper than Malaysia by RM10,000? They pay only one life time for their driving license? No renewal fee after that? Also that goes for road tax as well? And do TheStar also aware that you can drive all the way from Hadtyai to Bangkok on a six lane highway without paying any Tolls ??!!

    Whereas here in Malaysia you have to pay
    yearly renewal for road tax , driving license and TOLLS, TOLLS, TOLLS!!!

    For Singapore how can you quote RM 5.20 ? Please quote in Singapore Dollars because they are earning in Sing Dollars. You might as well say Europeans are paying RM10/liter. RM5.20/liter = Sing $ 2.20/liter, still cheaper than Malaysia in view of fact that Singapore is not a crude oil exporter. Are you saying that you fill up petrol in Singapore by paying Ringgit?

    In economy, dollar to dollar must be compared as apple to apple. Not comparing like durian in M’sia is much cheaper than durian in Japan !! Of course-lah, Japan is not durian producer!!! Comparing Malaysian durian with Thailand durian make more sense!!

    For Indonesia we might say is cheaper
    there at RM2.07/liter but compare that to their level of income!

    Now, let us compare the price with 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

  16. khairy says:

    June 10, Tenaga stock rose by about MYR1.00. Volume traded in excess of 35 million units. June 9, Tenaga stock was suspended.

    Put these points together.

    1. If you know that an announcement would be made on Wednesday that TNB rates will be revised upwards you would surely buy Tenaga shares on Tuesday.

    2. If you own an investment bank or have sufficient credit line with an Investment Bank you would have bought as much as you could knowing that the price will surely go up.

    3. Since you have to pay within 3 days (T+3 rule), you would have planned to sell on Friday. So you could have bought 1Million Tenaga shares on Tuesday and sold it today for a cool MYR1Million profit without paying any money (perhaps some borrowing costs for 2-3 days).

    4. Of course none of us are privy to the announcement of the fuel hike, but the family of the PM are privy to it.

    5. Of course none of us have a large credit line with an Investment Bank but the family of the PM owns an investment bank.

    6. Why the surprise announcement on 05 June when the PM has said that it would be in August ? Well you can only make a big and quick profit if you control the timings and surprise others.

    7. For those in the know (the powers that be and their cronies) this has been one hugely profitable week buying and shorting the related shares. The poor rakyat had to queue just to fill up their tanks and perhaps save between MYR20-MYR100.

  17. khairy says:

    As of last month a Toyota Vios would ’cause a damage’ of about RM 89,000.
    In the international market, a Toyota Vios is about USD 19,000
    USD 19,000 = RM 62,700 (using the indicative rates of USD 1 = RM 3.30)
    That makes Malaysian Vios owners pay an extra RM 26,300.

    This RM 26,300 should be cost of operations, profit and tax because the transportation costs have been factored in to the USD 19,000.

    RM 26,300/ RM625 petrol rebate per year translates to a Vios being used for 42.08 years.

    I do understand that the RM 625 is a rebate given by the government, but it also means that one has to use the Vios for 42.08 years just to make back the amount paid in taxes for the usage of a foreign car. Would anyone use any kind of car for that long?

    Now with these numbers in front of us, does the subsidy sound like a subsidy or does it sound like a penalty? This just seems to be a heavy increment in our daily cost of living as we are not only charged with high car taxes but also with a drastic increase in fuel price.

  18. umno babi says:

    whatever you say about sweet or sour crude the crux of the matter is local consumption comes first nothing else matters, other oil producing nations face the same problems, but in Malaysia there is the little bit EXTRA SPECIAL REASON….”UMNO and its corruption” , whatever the apologist say, you are like katak dibawah tempurung mentality, will never change, simple as that, I also happen to be in govt service and I tell you the increase is not justified, it all boils down to how to keep the support of all those SHARKS who have lost their positions due to the march elections, whatever spin you put on it it boils down to MONEY, MONEY TO FEED THE UMNO SHARKS, IF BADAWI WANT TO CONTINUE TO BE PM, these people have no more contracts and projeckssss to line their pockets, that is what is the truth, I was a strong supporter of umno until badawi took over, the feeding frenzy is crazy, backstabbing, blackmail, political assasination, flying letters and now with the losses, all those warlords need money or else they lose their supporters, power is everything, biar jual ibu atau anak, jangan hilang kebal, that is UMNO.

  19. chew for justice says:

    people in general are angry with the ever – increasing costs of living and hardships as well as a poor prospect of economy in the near future for malaysia. more and more people should realise that this is essentially the end result of how the the UMNO- BN government have over the years mismanaged the country. Instead of promoting good governance, they have allowed a crooked system of political patronage, corruption, cronysm and nepotism to be deeply entrenced in all the systems.
    Now, I do agree that what happens to the world economy and the rising crude oil price in the word market are to a large extent inevitable,as argued by malay women in malaysia, but I hope that she/he does have a little of wisdom to understand that most people are actually angry and protesting against the poor governance and mismanagement that lead to where we are now, that could have been avoidable, but NOT INEVITABLE.

  20. my view on this..

    1. This riot/protest is a failure.. why? because no keganasan from polis.. they actually ‘invite’ or want fru to be aggressive so they can say polis/kerajaan lagi kejam.. but sadly they walk freely.

    2. I don’t know whether they will thank the police for being so nice to them provided that they have no permit at first place. And will they say sorry to people who got caught stranded during their illegal procession

    3. Ok, i think this is a protest from PAS or Opposition members.. which is normal la.. opposition always oppose government.. politically motivated? They use rakyat as reason la.

    4. Ok.. after demo.. minyak turun kah? No right? Plus created traffic jam, car got stuck for a while… burning fuel unnecessarily.. pembaziran.

    5. Ok.. I hate the fact that petrol price increased drastically, but i think to be fair to the government measures are taken to counter the abrupt announcement of the increment.

    6. YB Salahuddin led the group, did Malaysiakini reported him as being ‘gagal’ in the debate with shahrir samad.

    7. Don’t demo, use energy to work brain up, not to walk and protest. I bet if use brain more, no need to demo at all.

    8. Ok.. those fella who comment just to attack umno or certain person.. i think u r just wasting your time.. and use foul words.. dosa.. sin.. what for add some more..

    9. Opposition.. Opposition.. you can’t wait to govern kah? 16th sept is just in about 3 months time.. sabar la.. u don’t want to create even bigger riot.. then u have no chance to govern at all coz agung rule under military law.

    10. In UK now- riot, Spain- protest, Ireland- not yet, so what to do guys? let PR takeover the world?

    11. Why not opposition show their worth to rakyat by proposing some actions that should be taken to counter this global issue together. Protest is the easiest way because it use less energy and brain power. Get the pakar ekonomi from PAS or PKR or DAP to debate with government.. i guess better.. then the debate is watched by 1million rakyat dekat stadium bukit jalil.. baru betul.. baru politik cara malaysia yang baru..


  21. host says:

    really , i like this article. nice job.

  22. umno babi says:

    dear malay women in malaysia

    go here and read this article and it will explain more, about what is the bullshite you are spouting. try reading and understanding than come back here and ‘discuss”


    an excrept from this excellant article,…..
    “It is so disappointing to see this happen time and time again to the Malaysian public, where they are deceived by the propaganda held by the politicians and the controls they have over the press.

    Which stupid idiot economist equates rebates for rich or poor with the cc of the vehicles? An average office clerk may own a second hand 1300cc proton Iswara costing $7,000 (rebate = $625) while the Datuk’s children can own a fleet of 10 new cars of BMW, Audi and Volvo all less than 2000cc costing $2 millions and get a total rebate of $625 x 10 = $6,250! Wow what kind of economists we are keeping in Malaysia …wonder which phD certificate that they bought from…

    Misleading concept of Subsidy:

    The word “subsidy” has been brandished by the BN government as if it has so generously helped the rakyat and in doing so incurred losses. This simple example will help to explain the fallacy:

    Ahmad is a fisherman. He sells a fish to you at $10 which is below the market value of $15. Let’s assume that he caught the fish from the abundance of the sea at little or no cost. Ahmad claims that since the market value of the fish is $15 and he sold you the fish for $10, he had subsidised you $5 and therefore made a loss of $5.

    Question : Did Ahmad actually make a profit of $10 or loss of $5 which he claimed is the subsidy?
    Answer: Ahmad makes a profit of $10 which is the difference of the selling price ($10) minus the cost price ($0 since the fish was caught from the abundance of the sea). There is no subsidy as claimed by Ahmad.

    The BN government claims that it is a subsidy because the oil is kept and treated as somebody else’s property (you know who). By right, the oil belongs to all citizens of the country and the government is a trustee for the citizens. So as in the above simple example, the BN government cannot claim that it has subsidised the citizen!

    SO TO ALL THE UMNO APOLOGIST WHO LIVE OFF THE HIND TIT OF THAT SODOM AND GEMMORROH SOCEITY OF PARASITES, GO OPEN YOUR EYES, unlike you we work for our money, we don’t have commissions, projects,ali baba, and the 40 thieves syndrome.

  23. Pegasus says:

    The rakyat has been taken for a long ,long ride spanning more then 30 years .The corruption and robbing were rampant during this period,these BN S-holes have sold us out and have plundered and siphoned off trillions from the coffers. Today,we are in this predicament due to our failure to stop this earlier. We have been too casual and complacent leaving everything to the politicians thinking they know better and yes,they certainly knew better,they rob our money and our children’s future with badly mismanaging the country’s wealth.
    Everyone knows about the global hike in oil price, but we,unlike the red dot on the map and Thailand (BN keeps comparing oil prices with them instead with the middle east nations) ,produce oil and we sell them enough to make good profit. Where have the money gone to? Yes, we know about the subsidies and Putrajaya,klia,Klcc,Cybercity and the others use on Petronas money but there are still alot more to go around with. These money have been silently move out under the name of development.The last 30 years nothing much were done for our bro.& sis in Sabah & Sarawak, now billions are poured in as BN knows without their backing they would have been booted out after the 12th GE and its pay back time. The Sarawak Chief minister is one of the richest man in Malaysia after more then 25 years of plundering the state,along with the likes Daim Zainuddin, Tajuddin Nor (Ex-Mas chief),Ling Leong Sik,Samy Vellu and the rest of the bandits. We are govern by corrupt bunch of idiots,and the next election will surely spell dead for BN. While the Rakyat is asked to change their lifestlye , Bodowi has the cheek to announce that the ministers are only allowed to go for holiday in ASEAN countries, this is bloody nonsense, minister or no minister, these people who go for holiday on the public’s tax money, should also change their lifestyle and go cuti-cuti in Malaysia to reflect the severity of the price hike. All their perks and benefits should be reduce to avoid wastage of the public’s hard earned money. The tolls plaza in Malaysia should be demolished immediately,no need to reduce toll,just demolish the whole lot and let the state government or the federal government to maintain the highways. These cronies who were given the highway tenders , have recovered their money spent on building the roads, now these bloody suckers are making profit without limit. Their contract with the government is a secret which the public have no privy to check . We have the highest number of toll collecting booth in the world ,with Selangor having the most. Its time to demolish this and kick the bloody corrupted BN regime out for good.!!!

  24. Price hike is a matter getting more and more serious
    It may be the last straw compared to all matters previous
    Let’s pray that there’ll be no plots that are devious
    To make the lives of citizens far from being precious

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 130608
    Fri. 13th June 2008.

  25. MrsBodohwicumslambatli says:

    The Polis should instill impartialities when conducting their duties. Instead of attemting to arrest this peaceful demonstrators, they should go all out to combat crime and corruption swiftly and impartially.

  26. tuahkee says:

    “INEVITABLE HIKE”??? taking money ot from your own pocket n giving it to all those bastard? you r a “INEVITABLE MORONS”!!! Ass whole in your head”(or: whole ass in your head) SHIT!!!

  27. bamboo river says:

    The main reason of protesting the fuel hike is not becos we ‘have to’ pay for it but ‘do we need to pay for it’ ?
    All this increase are of course inevitable. However, if the gomen failed in their system to prevent or at least do some control measures to avoid the burden on the rakyat, then we cannot accept it.

    Look at our northen and southern neighbours. Although their fuel price is higher then our country, many measures taken by their gomen to provide the necessary infrastructures and public system to alleviate the shortcomings that their rakyat needs.
    Look at our gomen, wilfull spending,lousy public transport system, wasted projects,non profitable projects,failed plannings and all this are rakyat’s money.
    The gomen then have to use the Petronas money to cover those projets and resulted the funds start to deplete.
    Finally, have to burden the rakyat more by reducing the fuel subsidy or the other words to ‘pinch’ the hard earned money of the rakyat.
    That is what we cannot accept.
    It is not how you do it, it is WHY do you have to do it.

  28. hutchrun says:

    1. This riot/protest is a failure.. why? because no keganasan from polis.. they actually ‘invite’ or want fru to be aggressive so they can say polis/kerajaan lagi kejam.. but sadly they walk freely. – ruzaimi

    It could also be said that it was a resounding success as a test run for the `million`people march on July 12 being organised by Geramm .
    Maybe they`ll bring out the Army to handle such a crowd since there aren`t enough police to go around.

  29. hutchrun says:

    1. This riot/protest is a failure.. why? because no keganasan from polis.. they actually ‘invite’ or want fru to be aggressive so they can say polis/kerajaan lagi kejam.. but sadly they walk freely. – ruzaimi

    It could also be said that it was a resounding success as a test run for the `million`people march on July 12 .
    Maybe they`ll bring out the Army to handle such a crowd since there aren`t enough police to go around.

  30. donplaypuks says:

    Malay Women in M’sia

    Just becoz som ethings are inevitable, it does not mean we must put our head on the chopping block and wait for the day, now!

    There are many rhings the Malay dominated (50 years) BN Govt could have done to cushion the adverse effects of spiralling prices, especially on the middle annd lower-income groups:-

    1. Reduce road tax
    2. Stop giving AP’s for free to 4 Bumi individuals. If the Govt had directly charged car buyers for AP’s, they could have collected $ 10 billion in the last 10 years.
    3. Cancelled wasteful, and possibly fraudulent projects like PKZ, Crystal Mosque, Railway Double Tracking, Crooked Bridge, 2nd Penang Bridge, Matrade HQ, $4 billion computerization of police HQ, bail-out of Bank Bumi, MAS, UEM, Perkapalan etc etc
    4. Taken over highway toll collection. Why should highway contractors be also given non-tendered toll collection with subsidised loans and auto increase and compensaton contracts.
    5. Stop subsidising IPPs for oil and guaranteed ‘Take or Pay’ contracts. IPPs together make more profit than Tenaga. And it is guaranteed, meaning no risk which means your grandmother could run these IPPs. Loss to Govt $ 10 billion.

    If the Govt had stopped all these wasteful projects, corruption and collected all these revebues themselves without giving it away on a platter to Croneys, M’sia, as a net exporter of oil, will be able to withstand US $200 per barrel oil prices !!

    That’s how derelict the BN has ben. There was nothing inevitable about it. The root cause of all these disasters is poor, poor Management.

  31. Kopi_O says:

    I tell you, this is very true:

    It’s simple, it’s fear, many malays are brainwashed frightened from young, fear the babi, fear the dog, fear the haram activities, fear hell, fear the christians, fear the jews, fear the chinese & fear the Indians or the dark skinned.

    So when those simpletons FRU buggers saw frustrated Indians marching in large numbers & their leaders also saw them, we’ll let’s kick their ass they said. Most have also been brainwashed in camps about the fake Ketuanan Melayu concept & that the Indians & Chinese we’re given citizenship in exchange for being 2nd & 3rd class citizens & not to question Malay supremacy.

  32. I wonder when can we treat the protest as just a normal thing in life, without riot police, without needs to apply permit, without any fears, violence treatment and arrest. soon soon soon! I don’t think our PM is being nice, is just that there are too many things to take care of, the authority has started to lose control to our Police DiRaja Malaysia, hopefully not Police DiUmno Malaysia anymore…Good job this time our police. Hope to see more police waking up to be more mature and realise that Malaysian are kind and nice people who deserve the freedom of protest and expression.

  33. billauchris says:

    The blatant excesses of UMNOputras in squandering our country’s resources are well documented and amplified by Mirage, UMNO Babi, Khiary and Pegasus. They ought to be commended for their efforts.

    The public is furious over the sudden and steep fuel price hike. They are even more dismayed at some of the political leaders abusing the information secrecy privilege in making millions out of the TNB counter.

    That is history; but what is there now in store for the people of Malaysia? They have been squeezed, deceived and manoevred for at least three decades in the name of NEP – which aimed nobly at poverty eradication and equitable wealth distribution to all the races. And, recent events show that these UMNO pirates merely care more for their own pockets than the welfare of the country.

    MCA, MIC, PPP, Gerakan and other component parties, why are you still wasting your time in BN. Don’t you fellows have any pride at all? You have no power, no voice, have been given ministries without portfolios and insignificant appointments in some rotten GLCs, this is the time when you must leave BN for long term survival. The BN coalision concept is outdated and is no longer effecitve for Malaysian Malaysia.

    Malaysians are by nature very generous and charitable. When the Tsunami hit certain parts of Penang and Kedah, millions of Ringgits were raised. I happened to be in Kedah recently and taken for a tour of the affected areas. Some of the affected people were promised reliefs and assistance but until today meagre aids have been received by them – not unlike the complaints from the Acheh and Katrina victims. Can someone who was responsible for administering the Fund care to account to the public how much was actually received and expended? How much was spent on rebuilding houses for the affected people? I am most flabbergasted as an anonymous donor.

    The money was donated by the people for specific charity and whoever responsible must be transparent in making use of the funds according to the airms and objectives for which it was set up. Any balance must be accounted for and utilised for charity. The unused money must be made known to the public or channeled to the community chest. I am told that millions have not been spent, is that a fact?

    The circulated list citing names of those having secret funds stashed up in foreign banks with details regarding the names of bank, account numbers and the deposited sums etc. is very interesting indeed. One big name somehow has been missed out – Mr Clean. Which leads me to the question – who created and master-minded the list? If the information in the list is true, then all those whose names appear thereon must be suspended from their current portfolios, be indicted and tried. ACA. can you take the necessary action against the “looters”.

    Mr Clean, this is an opportunity for you to clean up your cabinet of worms and leeches.
    Well, please hit while the iron is hot.

    So the concept of subsidy on petrol and diesel is a myth after all judging from the rationale presented hereinbefore. In my view, it is a very ingenious excuse to shelve the billions that have been indiscriminately siphoned away over the past three decades.

    AAB and Hassan, both of you are in collusion to pull wool over the eyes of the general and uninformed public for far too long. Our challenge is, can you bring down the price of petroleum below RM1.00 per litre? Come on, RM2.70 per litre is way out and too ridiculously exorbitant for a USD5000/- per capita net oil producing country like Malaysia. It is indeed a shame. Our neighbours are just laughing at us. Please refrain from referring us to oil prices in Thailand, Singapore or India. This exposes your low level of intelligence and ignorance.

    The next question I wish to pose my fellow bloggers is, can we the Rakyat of Malaysia have the rights to initiate legal court action against the BN Government for violating the Constitution, for mis- and mal-management of the national resources of the country over which the Rakyat have a lien, for corrupt practices. By their highhanded civil and criminal offences committed, they have breached the implicit fiduciary duty conferred upon them by the electorate and by their actions, they have damaged the good name of the country.

    Can we have inputs from lawyers and true and honest citizens who care for the country?

  34. tamade says:

    Bolehland’s economy is in a mess because the leaders and the top Guomen brass do not know how to manage it. They only know how to accumulate their wealth, assets and women. Bolehland is in deep trouble now and the next generation is doomed if the present Guomen is allowed to stay on for the next 5 years. The rural Rakyat must wake up quickly, otherwise when the prices of commodities recede, they will suffer because by then, there will be zero subsidy from the Guomen (no more oil money because it has been squandered away by the corrupts).

  35. Tan C.H says:

    Hahaha!!!hope u will bring more update news soon on 5JULY,as the PROTES promised to hav a MEGA CONCERT at KLCC!!!TQ,hahaha!!!
    p/s:Nice blog,nice story too.

  36. billauchris says:

    Petronas is pressing for the lifting of the Government’s subsidy which amounts to RM21 billion as it encourages excessive consumption and distorted market. I just wonder what the CEO of Petronas was trying to tell the public.

    I tend to disagree with Hassan’s view. The excessive consumption is not directly connected with the Government’s subsidy. If by the subsidy, the petrol price is lowered and encouraged excessive consumption by Singaporeans and the Thais to come over to Johor Baharu or Padang Besar.Changlung. Batu Kayu weekly to purchase petrol, I would agree. But you allowed that to happen without imposing any fuel surcharge on foreigners purchasing petrol/diesel at the neighbouring border towns; hence, nobody can be blamed except the Ministry of Domestic Trade. Was it an oversight or negligence?

    Subsidy tends to distrot the market. How could it happen unless the newly priced RM2.7/litre gasoline is over-priced or artificially fixed because of the subsidy. In not too many words, the CEO of Petrolnas is trying to tell us that the RM21 billion comes from the purse of Petronas. This could ir not must be a factor that affects the escalation of productiion cost unnecessarily. I may be wrong, unless someone in authority clarifies this matter. Deep in my mind, the subsidy which the government talks about cannot be expected to come out from the tax-payers’ purse. It must logically come from Petronas. This is the only way that the market can be distorted.

    With that I resst my case. Marketing experts, any opinion on whether subsidy does in fact cause excessive consumption and distorted market?

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