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BREAKING NEWS: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
The new price of premium leaded petrol (ULG 97) is RM2.70 per litre beginning midnight tonight, it was announced a moment ago. The price for ULG 92 petrol per litre went up by 74 sen to RM2.62. Diesel will go up by RM1 per litre to RM2.58. The 78 sen hike or 40 per cent increase for the ULG 97 petrol is still below the antiticpated RM4 per litre price projected earlier and among the cheapest in Asia. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at a news conference.

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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #1 on: 05 Jun, 10:57:19 AM »
Hemm utk mereka2 yg export minyak/tokey minyak, musti seronok, sbb profit sudah ada lebih sikit ... Anyway, spt kelaziman yg dajar sesebelum ini & sbg rakyat yg berdisiplin dan berbudi bahasa ialah kita disarankan bersyukur dan terima je lah seadanya. Jadi, doklah diam2 ... kalu tak puas hati pun, dok diam2 jugak le. Kalu masih x puas hati lg, demola sorang2.... Tak puas hati lagi, gi la pakai minyak lain (kelapa sawit ke, gamat ke, dsb)

Apa alternative yg ada pung? Nak tukar gomen, agak payah sbb timenya dah melepas.  So, sbg alternative yg selalu disarankan oleh kerjaan ialah ubahle gaya hidup.  Jadik, saranan saya mungkin salah satunya ialah kena start pakai basikal balik mcm dlm gambar ni (refer to latest gallery ... ada gambo menarik disitu).

Atau gomen may start implement hybrid car ... Improve public transportation?? Hem, tak nampak lagi dlm waktu terdekat ni.

Sekian, dimaklumkan

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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #2 on: 05 Jun, 12:15:29 PM »
KUALA LUMPUR: Since the first tin prospectors trekked through malarial jungles here almost two centuries ago, much of Malaysia's riches have come from the ground, whether scraped up by miner's picks or harvested from the rubber and oil palm trees that burrowed their roots in the fertile soil.

But nothing quite beats the bonanza that the country has reaped over the past decade from its oil and natural gas buried offshore.

On Thursday, Malaysia's national oil company, Petronas, announced record revenue of 184.1 billion ringgit, or $52 billion, for the year that ended March 31.

That is 10 percent higher than in 2006 and triple the level of seven years ago.

The pretax profit of 76 billion ringgit is equivalent to about $870 for every citizen of Malaysia, which has a population of 25 million.

As Asia looks back on the decade since the financial crisis that began in 1997, it is increasingly clear that oil revenue played perhaps the most crucial role in rescuing the Malaysian economy from the financial meltdown that bankrupted companies and sent the government deep into deficit.

Taxes and royalties from oil and gas now amount to 35 percent of Malaysian government revenue, up from about 10 percent a decade ago.

The government cushioned the blow of higher energy prices with fuel subsidies that pushed prices well below market levels.

Gasoline in neighboring Thailand is 60 percent more expensive than in Malaysia.

Petronas also sells natural gas to private power plants here at rates four times cheaper than the world market price.

But as memories of the crisis fade, the cushion from oil money has now become a crutch. In a country that produces everything from Brooks Brothers shirts to Intel computer chips, the subsidies reach deep into the economy and come with a heavy cost.

Taxi fares are relatively cheap, the electricity bills of factories and households are low compared with neighboring countries, and members of the Volvo- and Mercedes-driving upper class save hundreds of dollars a year in fuel costs.

Last year alone the Malaysian government, together with Petronas, spent about 27 billion ringgit on fuel subsidies, three times the amount it spent on education and health combined.

The government is also subsidizing its neighbors. Because of the artificially low prices, about 10 percent of the nation's diesel and gasoline is smuggled into Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore, according to a 2005 government estimate.

Perhaps more worrying, at the current rate of oil use, Malaysia will soon consume more fuel than it produces.

"If demand continues to grow at 4 percent per annum we will become a net importer by 2010," Hassan Marican, president and chief executive of Petronas, said at a news briefing Thursday.

Petronas already imports natural gas from Vietnam and Indonesia, which it then sells at the subsidized prices to consumers and private utility companies at a staggering cumulative loss since 1997 of 58.2 billion ringgit.

"We are becoming more and more dependent on imported gas, which we have to pay for at market price," Hassan said.

Cheap fuel discourages conservation, critics say, and makes it difficult to adopt more expensive but cleaner alternatives like solar energy. Gasoline is cheap here even by standards in the United States: the equivalent of $2.10 per gallon, or about 55 cents per liter.

The average price per gallon in the United States is 40 percent higher, at about $2.98, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

"You have to look at the long term," said Zainal Aznam Yusof, an adviser to the National Implementation Task Force, a government planning body. "The government must have some sort of plan to reduce the extent and comprehensiveness of subsidies in the whole economy."

Malaysia's federal government received 52 billion ringgit from petroleum taxes and royalties last year, five times more than it received from income taxes. Analysts worry about how the government will finance itself once oil revenue declines.

The government has raised the price of some types of fuel cautiously and gradually over the past few years, only putting a small dent in the subsidies.

Sumber: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/06/28/business/petronas.php

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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #3 on: 05 Jun, 01:01:58 PM »
MALAYSIA ADA KELUAR MINYAK KE...MACAM BRUNAI......NASIB....NASIB BAIK INDO MAHAL RM2.07....MALAYSIA MURAH APA...RM2.70 ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #4 on: 05 Jun, 03:03:22 PM »
Whatever it is ... enggeh je lah (angguk je kalu dlm bahasa melayu) apa2 pun yg telah ditetapkan oleh kabinet.

Spt kata2 keramat PM dlm STAR hari ni ..."We try to help people. But, we cannot satisfy everyone". Begitula bunyinye dlm bahasa omputih.

Way forward ... ape yg anda buleh buat? Yes, ubah sikaplah salah satunye. Contohnya spt d bawah, dan mungkin shbt2 lain bule tambah (sebhgnnya saya dah buat pun utk reduce unnecessary cost):

1. Tak yah la beli paper2 lagi ... UM, BH, Metro, dsb, esp Utusan. Sbb baca pun, mcm x berbaloi dgn price yg dbayar
2. Optimize seboleh2nye utk dpt rebet income tax ... eg. beli buku sebyk mungkin dan claim utk rebet
3. Unsubscribe ASTRO ... membazir je kalu setakat nak menangis tengok AF
4. Sederhanakan semua bajet raya, kenduri kahwin, dsb
5. Dan lagi .. dan lagi ...

Utk gomen pulak, antara sbb napelah buat decision terkejut2 ni, kemungkinan mmg betul2 kantong gomen dah surut ... so, ini bukan lagi cobaan! tp real ...

Akhir sekali, saya sharekan komen dibawah dari seorang kawan.  Sila baca dgn hati terbuka dan anggaplah nama2 yg tertera sbg nama2 specific yg dimention sbg x wujud atau yg tak de kait mengait dgn apa2 yg ada d Malaysia. Pls ambil pd point yg nak dinyatakan ... Peace!!

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It has been reported that among the measure taken to reduce the petrol subsidy is the direct cash payments to motorcyclists and small car owners.
This is the stupidest decision I have ever known in my entire life. It shows the low calibre of the people in our Badawi’s Cabinet.

1.A large number of those two cannot afford motorcycles and small cars take buses to go to work. When petrol price increases, it is a foregone conclusion that the bus owners will increase the fares. Instead of helping the poor, this category of people will be hit by a double whammy – increased bus fares and increase in prices of food, goods and services and everything else!

2.A new small car costs much more than a second hand car. For example, a small new 850cc Kancil cost $27,000 can carry about 4 persons albeit with some difficulty but a second hand 2500cc Volvo 850 costs about $15,000 could carry goods and 5-6 people easily without problem. In fact, we do find a lot of poor kampong folks driving big, old but cheap continental cars/vans/jeeps because it is more suitable for carrying farm produce as well for transporting their large families. Again they will be hit by a double whammy - increase in price of petrol and everything else!

3.In a poor family of 10 people, only one can afford a small car which is used to make 2 trips to transport everybody. Only one will receive a small petrol payment (for one trip) and the other 9 members will have to bear the increased prices of petrol (for 2nd trip), food and everything else.

4.The huge increase in price of petrol will cause a chain reaction on the increase in prices of other goods and services. Whatever small amounts received by the motorcyclist and small car owners will be largely negated by the more than disproportionate increase in prices of goods and services.

5.Which stupid idiot equates rich or poor with the cc of the vehicles? An average office clerk may own a second hand proton Iswara costing $7,000 (rebate = $850) while the Robert Kuok’s children can own a fleet of 10 new cars of BMW, Audi and Volvo all less than 2000cc and get a total rebate of $850 x 10 = $8,500!

6.In Malaysia, the heavier burden is caused by cost of travelling to work. The cost of travelling will have to include:

1. toll charges,
2. amortisation of the vehicle’s cost over the economic useful life of the vehicle, or, for those who have obtained loan financing, the monthly loan repayments,
3. the annual vehicle maintenance cost (tyres, brake pads, engine oil, spark plugs, etc)
4. road tax,
5. Parking; and
6. petrol

If you analyse above carefully a huge chunk of the expenses goes to car amortisation cost and toll charges. Everyone who has travelled overseas knows for a fact that Malaysia has one of the highest numbers of tolls in the country and very high excise duties on cars.

Take a real life example of a typical average worker in Malaysia earning a take home pay after deducting EPF of RM 2,000 a month. He drives a small Kancil (cost RM27,000) and travels to and from work each day from his home in Cheras averaging about 40 km. His typical monthly travelling cost is:

Amortisation of car for 10 years ($27,000/10/12)………….$225
Petrol (based on current price)………………………………………… ……….$200
Maintenance of car…………………………………………… ….……..$100
Road Tax ($50/ 12)…………………………………………… ……………….$4
Parking ……………………………………………… ………….………………$90
Total Travelling Cost per Month……………………………………$619
Percentage of Travelling Cost to Take-Home Pay……………………….31%

It simply does not make sense that the use of vehicle for travelling to work to earn revenue for the country would be a whopping 31% of his take home pay for a country that is a net exporter of oil. That does not even include his payment for the increased price of petrol and monthly expenditure for food, housing loan, medical expenses, children schooling expenses, etc, which are certain to increase if the prices of petrol increase.

It makes stupid sense to make a small amount of cash repayments to a small portion of the citizens but the cost of tolls, food, goods and services keep on escalating. I don’t know whether they are aware that not all registered owners are the actual users of the vehicle and how the repayments could go to the actual persons intended.

This way of abrupt petrol price increase would be disastrous to the nation and once the negative chain reactions (stock market crash, run away inflation, economic slowdown, corporate under-budgets, etc) happen, the nation might not recover from it for a long time.

It is haphazard decision hastily decided by a low calibre Badawi cabinet. On TV3 Badaw prided that the cabinet took 4 long hours to deliberate on the issue! Only 4 hours of deliberation for such an important issue? An important decision of this nature which has a rippling effect on the whole nation show be studied by a competent team of economist, academicians and thinkers for months - not by shallow thinking cabinet ministers in 4 hours!

The present UMNO regime has hoodwinked the citizens long enough by just comparing the petrol price with selective non-oil producing countries without taking into consideration the related travelling cost and the cost of living!

Logic will tell you that a fisherman cannot have a same cost of fish as his neighbour who is a farmer!

Meanwhile, oblivious to others, UMNO will be splurging the oil revenue by spending on themselves, their cronies and on other less prioritised projects! UMNO realised that it may be their last term in power and used the opportunity to enrich themselves as much as possible before they are kicked out by the rakyat!

Only the kampong folks may be duped by UMNO! The citizens have had enough of the half-truth of UMNO!

The citizens demand transparency on the accounts of Petronas and how were these revenue been used! Petronas is not “bapa punya” of UMNO – it belongs to every citizens of Malaysia!


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« Reply #5 on: 09 Jun, 12:32:03 AM »
salam...
keputusan kerajaan dalam penstrukturan semula subsidi minyak dengan memansuhkan semua subsidi minyak adalah amat tidak releven. penstrukturan itu sendiri bermaksud penyusunan semula bagi tujuan memudahkan.jadi sepatutnya subsidi minyak itu bukan dihapuskan,ia sepatutnya ditambah nilai subsidi.

sebagai negara pengeluar minyak permasalahan ini tidak sepatutnya timbul. kerajaan kini lebih kerap membandingkan harga minyak dengan negara2 jiran. umum mengetahui di rantau asia tenggara hanya malaysia. indonesia, brunei dan vietnam sahaja yg mengeluarkan minyak. jadi apa rasionalnya membandingkan harga minyak dengan SINGAPURA?. dari aspek ekonomi pula kenapa kerajaan tidak bandingkan dengan SINGAPURA? dan dibandingkan dengan INDONESIA yg kita ketahui mempunyai ketidakstabilan politik sejak sekian lama.

jika hendak membandingkan prestasi ekonomi negara, Brunei dalah pilihan terbaik. baik dari segi matawang, harga minyak atau inflasi. bagi saya rakyat sudah muak dengan alasan tidak masuk akal oleh kerajaan sekarang. baik dari isu sosial mahupun ekonomi, kerajaan sering memberi alasan yg tidak masuk akal. alasan sebegitu hanya layak di beri kepada budak sekolah rendah sahaja. di malaysia, rakyatnya kini bukannya seperti 50 tahun dulu, namun kerajaan kini menggunakan alasan ini sejak 50 tahun dulu. dungukah barisan kabinet malaysia hari in? atau mereka memang tidak tahu apa yg berlaku di peringkat rakyat kebanyakan?

selaku pengeluar minyak. negara kita harus menghasilkan Petroleum dan diesel bagi kegunaan dalam negara. bukannya 100% hasil minyak digunakan dalam negara. cukuplah sekadar keperluan rakyat. Hasil minyak negara kini dieksport ke Sudan dan diproses kepada petroleum kemudian di import semula oleh petronas. apa rasionalnya negara berbuat demikian. jika mahathir boleh menghabiskan ratusan juta bagi pembiayaan projek pembangunan Putrajaya, mengapa Pak Lah tidah menghabiskan ratusan juta bagi menembah refinery station di malaysia, bagi kegunaan dalam negara dan UNTUK RAKYAT?

setelah harga minyak naik, kerajaan mendesak para peniaga mengekalkan harga jualan. dengan kos minyak yg dijangka meningkat lebih 60% ogos ini mampukah peniaga mengekalkan harga lama mereka. sudah tentu mustahil. dengan keadaan ini maka ramailah usahawan akan di istihar muflis, dan makin parahlah struktur ekonomi negara yang selama ini ditunjangi oleh IKS.

sesiapa pun akan berasa marah dengan situasi negara sekarang. sebagai rakyat malaysia, sudah pasti kita tidak mahu menjadi seperti indonesia yg tidah pernah aman dari segi ekonomi dan sosialnya. tetapi kita jangan memandang rendah kepada indonesia, kerana kini indonesia dan vietnam adalah 2 negara asia tebggara ang semakin mantap ekonominya. jangan suatu hari nanti kita perlu masuk secara haram ke indonesia untuk bekerja sebagai pembantu rumah disana, akibat ekonomi negara yang makin jahanam.

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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #6 on: 09 Jun, 06:33:16 AM »
jika hendak membandingkan prestasi ekonomi negara, Brunei dalah pilihan terbaik. baik dari segi matawang, harga minyak atau inflasi.

Kata Sharir, tak boleh banding dgn Brunei, pengeluaran minyak banyak, tapi rakyatnya sikit, negara pun kecil. Malaysia, pengeluaran banyak, tapi rakyat yg guna pun lagi banyak.  ;D

Nak compare harga minyak dgn negara Arab boleh la kut.. saya dgr kat sana lagi murah  :D

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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #7 on: 09 Jun, 12:14:10 PM »
Minyak Malaysia 'Termurah' Berbanding Negara Pengeluar Minyak Lain?

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« Reply #8 on: 09 Jun, 02:18:40 PM »
Salam,

Nak , banding dengan negara lain buat apa. Mesti ada yg tinggi mesti ada yang rendah dari kita. Selama ni, kita x pernah plak nak banding2, bila naik harga je, barulah kita sibuk2 nak banding2 dgn negara tu, dengan negara ni. Tak lama lepas tu, semuanya habis camtu aje. Agaknya, org2 kita ni, hangat2 taik ayam je kot. Masa mula2 naik aje bising, lepas tu senyaaaap. Abis citer. Sebab tu lah agaknya gomen ni berani buat. Melayu mudah lupa...

Dan lepas ni, minyak akan naik lagi. Dan rakyat akan bising lagi dan lepas tu akan senyaap lagi...

One thing for sure, kalau dah naik, susahlah nak turun balik. Tak pernah dengar lagi harga minyak turun...:) (Kecuali minyak urut lah kot)

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« Reply #9 on: 10 Jun, 02:44:04 PM »
kena carik.. tenaga alternatif ni..

aku rasa paling sesuai... air laut.. sbb 70% bumi merupakan laut.

sure lambat habis ni


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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #10 on: 13 Jun, 09:54:54 AM »
 >:( tak paham betul la.. reasons yg gomen bagi nie
patutnya bila minyak naik, negara kita bertambah makmur... pendapatan negara tinggi.. dan kerajaan mampu menjamin kesejahteraan rakyat.. dan secara tak langsung keamanan negara terjamin (aman, makmur, sejahtera)
kenapa lak lain jadinye nie.. Minyak kita akan habis?.. mane buktinye.. bagi tau la rakyat.. than dengor cerita kelantan kita ade minyak yg belum di gali.. reserve minyak & gas kita masih banyak... apo nie.. nak tipu rakyat ke...

hari nie gua nak pie ikut perarakan kat Mesjid Kg Baru tu.. tak kirala.. kene simbah pun simbah la...
harap2 pak lah dengar rintihan rakyat... :'(

tak tahan wooo.. budget gua Deficit bulan nie...
klu nak naik pun naik le pelan2.. boleh le kita kawal perbelanjaan tu perlahan2.. nie titibo je naik mendadak..
than harga barang lain pun naik gak nie... :-\

macam mano.. aaa gua.. same2 dgn lu semua kita pikiak la sendiri... ::)

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« Reply #11 on: 13 Jun, 10:07:46 AM »
yg info nie aku tak pasti la..tapi come from adik kpd menteri...

dia kata..memang kita hasil minyak banyak.kalau nak ikutkan memang tak payah naik harga...tapi masalah timbul masa pemerintahan TMM....

dia dah jual semua minyak..tak kira la yg dah di proses atau yg belum lagi..sbb kata lah dia anggarkan satu tempat  di terengganu tu ..kalau digali dpt lebih kurang 500,000 ribu tong  la katakan..dia dah jual semuanya..dgn harga pada masa itu..so..sekarang nie..walau harga tinggi..kita dah jual/pajak dah minyak tu dgn harga rendah...dgn kata lainnyar...MANGKUK HAYUN la tuh...

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« Reply #12 on: 13 Jun, 11:53:12 AM »
Ada beberapa perkembangan berlaku semenjak naik minyak ni:

1. Insiden masa beli ayam mentah d pasar mlm Sri Putra - seorang india beli sekor ayam. Timbang punye timbang, harga dia RM17.00.  So, dia suruh kawan tu timbang balik, betui ke penimbang tu. Last2 saya tegurla, "Bro ... u cubala tengok tu harge per kg sudah naik mah ... camne u mau expect harga sama. Dulu bulela dpt RM12-13 sekor. Now, mana dpt"

2. Bajet isi minyak lari habis. Dulu isi penuh - RM135, now dekat RM180 ... ini mmg terasa sungguh. Saya buleh bayanglah betapa peritnya keluarga yg sederhana, anak ramai, dsb ... camnela nak survive?

3. Sorrilah ... saya mmg antara org yg cukup tak setuju perbandingan harga minyak dibuat spt la ni. Ini spt merendahkan daya intelektual rakyat.

4. Berdemo ... selalu diberitahu 'jgnlah demo ... ini sume mengganggu ketenteraman awam'.  Berdasar pengalaman, ia cuma jadi havoc bila FRU/polis main kasar. Sebenarnya apa yg nak dibentuk ialah rakyat yg bule terima dan taat apa saja keputusan yg dibuat walaupun sebenarnya ia keputusan tak bijak.

5. Langkah2 potong elaun keraian - hem ... ni bunyi mcm tiru Kelantan je, tp tahniahla pd Kelantan yg dah buat lama benda nih.

6. Akhir sekali ... walau apa justifications, mitigation plan dll yg nak d buat lepas ni ialah RAKYAT MARHAIN MAKIN MERANA ... Itulah realitinya.

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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #13 on: 13 Jun, 03:27:58 PM »
Ubah Cara Hidup

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Re: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight
« Reply #14 on: 13 Jun, 06:04:05 PM »
hahaha.... :)