Menyampah aku..

I have nothing much to say regarding the removal/revision of oil subsidy by the Malaysia government starting today, but I totally agree with this guy. For years, Malaysians are paying for farking expensive cars and now with the fuel price increase, Average Joe like me probably need to eat grass and walk on foot anytime soon.

Don’t subsidise fuel, don’t tax cars

I AGREE with Dzof Azmi’s argument in Fuelling trouble with petrol subsidies, (Contradictheory, StarMag, March 30) that the Government cannot afford to subsidise petrol and keep prices artificially low forever.

However, I want to point out that when you talk about the price of petrol, you have to also talk about the price of cars in Malaysia. These two items go hand in hand, something that Dzof failed to mention.

If one expects the rakyat to pay the real price of petrol (say, RM3 per litre) in the future when the petrol subsidy is zero, then the price of cars must also be real, ie, be tax free.

If one expects the people to pay the full, real-world price of petrol – and I must say it is a perfectly reasonable expectation – then the rakyat expects, also reasonably, to buy cars at real-world prices, without the exorbitant taxes currently imposed.

For example, a Toyota Corolla at the real price of US$19,000 (RM60,500) instead of artificially high at RM117,000.

Now, when the average consumer buys a car, he has already paid (in the form of import duties, excise duties, and sales tax) to the Government, in advance, a sum greater than the petrol subsidy he can expect to enjoy over the time he owns the car.

Let me give you an example.

If a consumer buys a Toyota Corolla at RM117,000, the tax he pays, up front, to the Government is more than RM50,000.

Then, he enjoys the fuel subsidy each time he fills up with petrol. To benefit from the RM50,000 that he has paid, in advance, it will take approximately 16 years (assuming he uses 60 litres of petrol a week and the subsidy is RM1 per litre)!

So, it is not fair to say that the subsidy of petrol has to be reduced or removed when the commodity price goes up, without reducing or abolishing the hefty taxes on cars.

You can’t use the “cheapest petrol in South-East Asia” and “price of crude oil has skyrocketed” excuses to justify the reduction in petrol subsidy as long as the ridiculously high tax is imposed on cars.

The rakyat won’t buy your story because we know that we, as motorists, have already paid for the petrol “subsidy”. In advance.

Jimmy Wah, Bayan Lepas, Penang

(source: The Star)

Where are the justifications? Our cars are among or probably the most expensively priced in the world, palm oil price is at all high now., and we are among the top producers in the world. Malaysia should be comfortable earning from all these commodities – oil, palm oil. Yes, the government is paying more for oil subsidy, but they are earning more from the oil as well!

WE, THE RAKYAT ARE NOT IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F!%%#@U%!@#C$K!!!

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  1. Mike Harmon wrote on Jun 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm

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  2. Mel wrote on Jun 5, 2008 at 3:04 pm


    So so sad.. last time my full tank is like 45…den it slowly went up to 60… shit.. now it wud be more.. *shudders* when I go back next week, am gonna check how much is my full tank.. rofl.. but I still would drive than use public transport.. everyday Im here, I miss my car..haha but when Im driving, I go like gah. farking jam! ^^; ppl r never happy with wht they have. haha


  3. melbie wrote on Jun 5, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    As I said in NH’s blog, we might as well line up in front of the PM and the ministers and commit mass suicide!

    If an engineer like you, might need to eat grass and walk on foot… what will happen to the not so professional ones like me, who definitely earn less than you? Mampus!


  4. angeles wrote on Jun 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    dun la eat grass… eat crabs, ok? 😉


  5. zewt wrote on Jun 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    talk of petrol… talk of cars… everyone just wanna get their ass in the car… sigh.


  6. suituapui wrote on Jun 5, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Just need to adjust our lifestyles e.g. less clubbing, no tattoo…!!!! 👿


  7. Coral wrote on Jun 5, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Rite STP, less eating out, more homecook meals huh?

    Can’t eat grass, Bong, dun hv 4 stomachs but eat cucumber reasonable hoh? Sigh sigh..


  8. NoktahHitam wrote on Jun 6, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Eat grass and moo like the cows~


    Bong, can you be my lembu for my new COWROLLA?

    I agree. Today I had to cancel my order for the new Civic which I have saved for quite sometime (7 months). It was the most shameful experience in life (so far). Pak Lah, pekak badak. Siot la lu, mentang minyak ko free, naik kapal terbang pon pakai private jet. Haih..


  9. wong wrote on Jun 6, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Boh bian la… Malaysia government want to earn EVERY cent from the rakyet, instead of giving the best to the rakyat you know? Let’s just give credit to us (Malaysian) as the most tough nation in the world 😀 Don’t get high blooded because of some monkey work la…


  10. melbie wrote on Jun 6, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    zewt, tambang bas pun naik juga … One of my colleagues stays in Tuaran and we work in Lintas area. From Tuaran to Kota Kinabalu, the bus fare is already RM6, she’ll have to take another bus from Kota Kinabalu to Lintas, and it’s about RM1-RM2. So that’s RM14-RM15 per day on bus fare alone. Not to mention the timing of the bus here, they’ll wait till the bus is full before they’ll start moving. :down:

    The same case will apply to me, I’ll have to take 2 buses to get to my workplace. I’d love to take the public transportation if only the Govt will make them more reliable and convenient for us here in Sabah. 😥


  11. nono wrote on Jun 6, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    :mrgreen: sik mok jadi lembu! huhu…


  12. nono wrote on Jun 6, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Oh, i think you should tinggal di miri so that you can isi minyak kat brunei.. heheh. my pa did that! haha.. every weekend he’ll go to brunei just to isi minyak.. hehe.

    seriously, i don’t like pak lah. apa kamu buat pak lah? :vangry:


  13. zewt wrote on Jun 6, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    hahahaha… time to demand more from the boss…


  14. bongkersz wrote on Jun 7, 2008 at 12:16 am

    yes people never happy with what they have 😀 that’s what keep you motivated no? 😛


  15. bongkersz wrote on Jun 7, 2008 at 12:18 am

    mass suicide not an attractive option to me.. hahahaha! i rather have them doing that in front of the rakyat.

    i am looking around for tasty looking grass.. 😀


  16. melbie wrote on Jun 7, 2008 at 8:09 am

    ala figure of speech only bah… but definitely they will not do that in front of us … 😛


  17. bongkersz wrote on Jun 9, 2008 at 12:45 am

    macamlah semua orang can tinggal di miri nono.. orang miri, lucky lah. tapi yang sungguh kelakar, miri is called ‘oil town’ yet, i saw many times, the petrol stations in miri out of petrol to sell. sungguh memalukan!!


  18. bongkersz wrote on Jun 9, 2008 at 12:46 am

    hmm.. we probably most dumbest too? 😛 😛


  19. bongkersz wrote on Jun 9, 2008 at 12:50 am

    i love cucumber hehe. more homecook meal yes, but i heard rice price also increases like crazy?? almost 200% increase no??


  20. bongkersz wrote on Jun 9, 2008 at 12:55 am

    simpan pakai masuk minang jer lah bro… 😀 be a cow probably better.. at least i can comprehend what’s happening around. eh, it’s good to be dumb and clueless lah actually.. less worry.


  21. bongkersz wrote on Jun 9, 2008 at 1:02 am

    ko mok jadi apa nono? keldai? hehee…. 😛


  22. nono wrote on Jun 9, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    kuda terbang.. unicorn! muahahah… 👿


  23. patt irmina wrote on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    fyi, rice almost habis stock in labuan. i went to giant mok bli rice the other day…guess what? LANGSING XDA!!


  24. patt irmina wrote on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    haha…but too bad we can only fill petrol up to maximum $B6.i.e ^ dollar brunei only!! 😡 if only can fill more..i will surely bawa tangki extra. lol..


  25. bongkersz wrote on Jun 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    $B 6 only?? 6 already full tank? 👿


  26. bongkersz wrote on Jun 17, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    sungguh memalukan. labuan, federal territory! 😯 😯 simple things like this cannot overcome, how to run the country? :vangry:


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