After free dinners, now it is a lucky draw for free petrol vouchers – with a free traffic jam thrown in, writes Rakyat Jelata.
The working class would be the most affected group due to the recent unprecedented 30-sen oil hike. On the one hand, the Government has given a free hand to capitalists to exploit and squeeze the workers. Now, by reducing the oil subsidy, the government has abandoned the little responsibility it had for the working class, says S Arutchelvan.
Let us not allow future generations to blame us for frittering away the nation’s rich oil resources, says Anil Netto.
The hike in the domestic oil prices continues to be a major cause of dissatisfaction. The government appears to be taking the easy way out by passing on the cost of its failures to the people.
Many Malaysians may still have cars, but they are now being forced to buy petrol on "hire purchase" – because they can no longer afford a full tank. Meanwhile, the public transport system in many parts of the country is still hopeless.
The cumulative effect of fuel price increases is having a crushing and crippling effect on Malaysians.