RM 2.70 PER LITER
In today’s News, Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad announced that the government will increase the price of fuel by August. He also said that they will restructure the subsidy. (Babi penipu!)
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Wednesday announced price hikes for petrol, diesel and electricity. He said the new price for petrol is RM2.70 a litre, effective midnight tonight. The price goes up by 78sen from the current RM1.92, a hike of 40%. Abdullah also announced that the price of diesel would be increased by RM1 from RM1.58 to RM2.58. He also said that Tenaga Nasional Bhd would be raising electricity rates by 18% for homes and 26% for business users. (the Star)
I wrote before on our petrol price being expensive. So I’m going to perform a realistic calculation for a typical household.
4 Kids, School and Bus fare – RM 2 (allowance) x 4 x 20 days = RM160 + RM80
Groceries and Toiletries – RM 1,000 per month
House loan (semi detached house) – RM 1,200
Car Installment (Proton Saga would do) – RM 400
Utility bills (electric & water) – RM 200
Internet Bill – RM 60
Astro (every family needs one) – RM 80
Others (as back up money) – RM 300
It totals to RM 3,480 a month, that is excluding petrol.
I’m assuming that the price would rise by 10%, our fuel price will then be RM2.11 (RM1.92 presently). It’s a BLOODY RM2.70 by 5th of JUNE. It’s time to tighten our belts and embrace the stupidity of our Prime Minister. So you see, it’s tough on the rakyat to survive in this century. Small & medium Businesses are doomed to fail. Especially those rely heavily on logistics and machinery. With the world’s fuel price increase, I’m sure Petronas or Sime Darby could channel some of it’s profit to fund alternatives to fuel (hydrogen, hybrid, bio-fuel).
ps: Those who voted for BN, this is exactly what you’re yearning for, a PRICE HIKE! Good luck in your future undertaking and raising that unborn child of yours.
pss: PAK LAH IS AN ASS! Inilah dia, kerja last minute!