Friday, June 6, 2008

Dooms day...

On the 5th of June 2008, a tragedy has occur in Malaysia. Our government, with the so called plan to help the middle class and lower class rakyat, has change the plan for the fuel subsidy and raised the price of the petrol to an all-time high of RM2.70 from the original RM1.97.

Over the past few years, the government has been raising the petrol price for a few times already, the first being in the year 2006. Every time there is an increase in the petrol price, there are also increase of price for transportation as well as other daily goods that we need. For a government that has been saying that they are helping the rakyat, I feel that our government is one of the "BEST" government one can ever have. Looking to other countries with petroleum production, they all have much much lower price of the petroleum compared to us, with the highest standing at RM1.19 per litre. Our petrol price is more than 100% of their price, and the fact is, WE ARE A PETROLEUM PRODUCING COUNTRY AS WELL! Talk about irony.

From Malaysia Kini, the price of the petrol in other petroleum producing countries.

Even before the election in March, there have been worries about the rising of the fuel price after the election, which was quashed by a certain someone high up in the hierarchy who say that they are for the rakyat and they will not make the rakyat suffer. And ladies and gentlemen, this is their biggest present for us so far for our trust in them. This is the government that we have voted for. We are always in the dark of the truth, we are just to vote them, so that they can do whatever they want. And still they say, this is for the rakyat.

We have Petronas, who makes so much income each year, yet, we have to pay so much for petrol. It is a funny thing that the Petronas doesn't need to make its account public. Where is all the money earned? Why is the secrecy over the account needed? Are we, the rakyat, not allowed to know anything?

Enough is enough. We have been 'bullied' too much. Its time to change things to what it should be!