TTF: Prices of petrol in Malaysia will drop 8 cents at midnight (see news item below)! But what impact will this have on your average Pakatun (Pakatan Harapan supporter)?
Not a damned thing!
Every time fuel prices rise, Pakatuns will tell you that the country is going bankrupt, that the Prime Minister is forced to overcharge Malaysians for petrol and diesel to compensate the inadequacies of his administration, bla bla bla…
Yes, whenever I’m in a coffeeshop, I hear from Kopitiam Ministers many different versions as to why fuel prices increase. They pluck conspiracy theories from thin air and present them to you as the gospel truth. Ask any of them, and they will tell you that Najib is so corrupt, he is forced to rob you for every cent you’re worth.
It’s sad, really, the level of decline in the Malaysian intellect. Leaders of the opposition are helping fuel that decline because they know, that a stupid Malaysian is a gullible Malaysian, that only the gullible will believe that the government is robbing the people in broad daylight.
Seriously, go ask a Pakatan politician why fuel prices increase, and see if he (or she) explains to you how the strengthening of the US dollar and the associated surges in costs to refine crude oil adversely affect prices.
See also if he (or she) tells you about the cost to operate equipment used to refine oil, which, if you must know, is dependent on oil!
Yes, there are a lot of things people like Lim Guan Eng and Rafizi keep from Pakatuns to make sure that they remain dunggus!
KUALA LUMPUR: RON95 and RON97 petrol will be both be 8 sen cheaper at midnight, ending five consecutive weekly price increases.
The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry announced today that RON95 will retail for RM2.30/L and RON97 for RM2.58/L, while diesel will drop by 2 sen to RM2.23/L.
All prices are effective after midnight and valid until next Thursday.
Fuel prices previously rose for five straight weeks as global oil prices spiked due to the unrest in the Middle East region.
Putrajaya has pledged to intervene in the event RON95 and diesel exceed the RM2.50/L mark for three consecutive months.
Source: The Malay Mail Online