Friday, August 22, 2008

Surprise!?

Just yesterday on 21 Aug, it was reported Government is not planning to announce the new fuel prices before polling day for the Permatang Pauh by-election. Pak Lah said the Government would stick to its decision to announce the new prices on Aug 31, to be enforced on Sept 1. Pak Lah further said it was too early for him to estimate how much the prices would be reduced.

Today, to all of our surprise Pak Lah announced reduce fuel price in a statement after Friday's Cabinet meeting. The price of RON97 petrol will be reduced by 15 sen to RM2.55 a litre from RM2.70, while RON92 would be 22 sen less at RM2.40, from RM2.62. The retail price of diesel would drop by eight sen to RM2.50 a litre.

I was not excited at all. What is this, an actual on-going prime minister keep on saying statement that contradict and flip flop from one day to another. He did that last June on the fuel hike announcement. What credibility and accountability if a leader can't say what he mean and mean what he said.

I flashes back the last two months on the damages done is just not worth it. The construction industry that I am in suffered terribly due to immense material price increase due to fuel hike. Not to mentioned the majority salary earner suffering.

My guess is those things that when up aren't likely to come down in any near future. So, are you excited?

4 comments:

richrach said...

Wishy washy.... that's our Prime Minister... unfortunately. :(

cck said...

Perhaps it's time to change. Correction. It's high time to change. Lets pray for God's will this 26 Aug by-election.

d'Lion said...

The PM don't walk the talk. He talk, he walk and he fall down

cck said...

Today, the PM & gang shall face the fall....and down.