Here’s some cheery news from our beloved government. The price of petrol and diesel at the pump will be reduced from Saturday, August 23, 2008.
The price of RON97 petrol will be reduced by 15 sen to RM2.55 a litre from RM2.70, while RON92 will be 22 sen less at RM2.40, from RM2.62.
The retail price of diesel will be eight sen less at RM2.50 a litre.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the new prices in a statement after Friday’s Cabinet meeting.
He said the prices were determined by taking into account the actual price from Aug 1 to 21 and the 30 sen per litre subsidy borne by the government, while the subsidy for diesel, based on the new price, was 50 sen a litre.
“The cabinet decided to bring forward the enforcement date for adjustment of the new petrol price,” he said.
Why they suddenly reduced the fuel price before the date of 1 September 2008 as they promised?
Why they bring forward? Is it because the Permatang Pauh election? Maybe this is one of their strategy of winning back the heart of Malaysian but we hope that they will sincerely do this not just because of election but for the sake of rakyat malaysia.