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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Petrol prices went up again!

I got this off The Star-online minutes ago. You can also refer below, I cut and paste for easy reading. All credit goes to The Star of course.

Yes, the petrol prices have risen, from RM1.92 per liter to RM2.70 about 40% increase. I told my sister that she should ask for a 44%pay raised. Eveything is so expensive now. The price of flour, from RM1.50 to RM2.50 - 66%, Rice from RM19.90 to ??? I"m not sure how much, but it's about 50% increase..., vegetable oil from 16.90 to 25.90 - 53% increase, Milo-2KG from RM20 to RM29 - 45% increase and you know lah, when prices of these increase, the meals that we eat outside also increase. Last year, a bowl of noodles cost RM 3.00, now, RM3.50. But with the hike of fuel prices, I think a simple bowl of laksa may cost RM3.80 - RM4.00. Pegsan! (Faint!)

Wednesday June 4, 2008 MYT 9:49:43 PM
Petrol to cost RM2.70 from midnight (updated)
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Wednesday announced price hikes for petrol, diesel and electricity.
He said the new price for petrol is RM2.70 a litre, effective midnight tonight. The price goes up by 78sen from the current RM1.92, a hike of 40%.
Abdullah also announced that the price of diesel would be increased by RM1 from RM1.58 to RM2.58.
He also said that Tenaga Nasional Bhd would be raising electricity rates by 18% for homes and 26% for business users.
The announcements are part of the new fuel subsidy plan.
Abdullah also announced a RM625 annual cash rebate per vehicle, for owners of private vehicles with engine capacities of up to 2,000cc, as well as pickup trucks and jeeps with engine capacities of up to 2,500cc.
Owners of private motorcycles with engine capacities of up to 250cc will receive RM150.
Payment will be made via Money Order upon renewal of road tax, from July 1.
For owners of private vehicles with engine capacities exceeding 2000cc, road tax will be reduced by RM200.
Owners of private motorcycles with engine capacities above 250 cc will get RM50 reduction in road tax.


Rachel said...

I can't understand the 44% raise in salary because petrol prices went up by 41%.

Anyway, whatever it is, no way will my boss give me so high a pay raise. She'll ask me to go find another job instead!

euniceta said...

you told me it increased by 85sen from RM1.92.

Ruth said...

Gas (petrol) prices here are $ 3.92USD/Gallon and projected to be 4.25 by the end of summer. All other goods and commodities up too. I heard two months ago that the rice crop in Thailand and Vietnam very poor, hence the price increase for rice.