Friday, June 20, 2008

Price hike: 'What measures to help the people?' - Malaysiakini

Pakatan Rakyat coalition partners DAP and PKR appear to have different perspectives regarding the sharp increase in fuel prices announced by the BN government on June 4.

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has gone on record as promising to reduce oil prices if he becomes prime minister. However, DAP seems to be of the opinion that the price rise is unavoidable.

Penang chief minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng today said the party would accept the rise in oil prices provided the government furnishes a mechanism to cushion its impact on the people.

1 comment:

Khun Pana aka johanssm said...

To reduce the fuel price will be illogical.
Make more sense to reduce other indirect cost such as road tax,tolls,parking,spare parts,duties on new vehicles and special price to install NGV kits.
Cheap fuel will encourages smugglers and more corruptions.
Even the fishermen are no longer doing what they are suppose to do as they were more interested to sell diesel.
Why not reverse the diesel to fishermen? Show me the fishes , then i show you the diesel.
In other words, nofish means no diesel for you.

We buys groceries from market and shops.Retailer are paying multiple types of licenses , fees , rental and other cost.
Abolishes certain license, reduces certain fees,lower their energy , water , telecommunication , sewage rates.
Many actions can be taken in order to suppress the high cost of doing business.
Lower cost of doing business will leads to less price hikes.