Cabinet mulling over lowering fuel prices! Lower Fuel Price? Reduce Fuel Price? Petrol Price may drop?
Cabinet mulling over lowering fuel prices
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians may be paying less for fuel soon as the Cabinet is mulling over the possibility of lowering the present prices.
Several Cabinet Ministers said the matter was discussed during their weekly meeting Wednesday but declined to elaborate, saying that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was expected to make an announcement soon.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin said the possibility of consumers paying lesser for fuel was raised and that the mechanics were still being worked out.
Information Minister Datuk Shabery Cheek also admitted that the Cabinet was studying the matter.
“Let the Prime Minister make the announcement,” he said yesterday.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad , however, declined to comment on the subject, saying that it would be best to wait for the PM.
The government, had on June 4, raised the prices of petrol and diesel, on grounds that that it could no longer continue to subsidise fuel, but give a 30 sen per litre discount from market prices.
Currently, Malaysians are paying RM2.70 per litre at the pump while diesel is priced at RM2.58 per litre.
Source : TheStar
Fuel prices may drop soon, say ministers
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians may pay less for fuel soon, as the Cabinet is mulling over the possibility of lowering the pump prices.
Several Cabinet Ministers disclosed that the matter was studied during their weekly meeting yesterday but declined to elaborate, saying that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was expected to make an announcement soon.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin said the possibility of consumers paying less for fuel was discussed and that the mechanics were being worked out.
Information Minister Datuk Shabery Cheek said the matter was studied by the Cabinet, but declined to elaborate.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad, when contacted, declined comment, saying that it would be best to wait for Abdullah to make an announcement at an appropriate time.
On June 4, the Government raised petrol and diesel prices, stating that it could no longer continue to subsidise fuel prices at the then rate. However, it would continue to provide a 30 sen per litre discount on the market price.
Currently, motorists pay RM2.70 a litre for petrol and RM2.58 a litre for diesel at the pump.
Shahrir was quoted by Bloomberg.com on Tuesday as saying that the Government might reduce fuel prices if crude oil prices stay at US$125 (RM408) per barrel for at least three weeks.
Shahrir said that it that was the case then a reduction in prices could come within the year to enable the Government to keep its pledge of maintaining a 30 sen per litre subsidy.
“Why not, it would be good news, right?” he said during the interview.
Source : TheStar
There’s news to reduce fuel prices?! Remember last two week Pak Lah supposed to announce steps to ease fuel price rise burden? But after the news, there’s no one talking about it or no updates at all? What happened? I was waiting for the steps to ease fuel price but nothing happened. Now news review that fuel prices will be lower down? How much? How soon? Is it 100% real?
I will start dreaming from today on wards for lower fuel price and better economy =)
Wait for the announcement! Hopefully yes but what about those ppl that claim their fuel subsidy of RM625 from pos office? Too bad, my road tax due at March, so I still haven’t claim back my subsidy!
If it’s really true that our fuel price will be lower down, then will other goods, food, transport all reduce their price too? I don’t think so. Roti Canai, Bread, Rice, all increased. They will happily earn more!