Thursday, June 5, 2008


PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced a certain price but motorists found something else when they fuelled up at petrol stations after the new prices had kicked in at 12am this morning.Abdullah, in a cut of the petrol subsidy that shocked the nation, had announced in Putrajaya yesterday that the price for RON97 would be increased by 78 sen to RM2.70 and diesel by RM1 to RM2.58.
To their bewilderment, motorists discovered that the displayed price for petrol was RM2.704 — or an additional 0.004 sen per litre. The same applied to the displayed price for diesel of RM2.581
-Malay Mail
The moment we left Hanim's house, there was already massive jam on the road, near the Petronas Station and the opposite side, Mobil..and everywhere!!! We, fortunately, were not part of the big rush to queue at the petrol kiosk:
1) our tanks are still pretty full
2) how long does one full tank last, anyways? after that one before-midnight-tank we still have to pump in petrol @ the current price. so, we thought... why bother!
But, we planned to go around the area before 12am, and take pictures( I forgot actually) of the petrol station with 5km-long-queues! ;)
With the petrol price hike, I don't know whether I should take the public transport or just virtual holiday from now on. It surely won't be merely a pinch, this increase, but a lot more to many of us. And they say, things can only get better?I have my doubts.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Mcm mana nk pergi cuti-cuti Malaysia?