It has been a while since my last post. Life had been hectic with projects and such. Too tired to pen down even few lines of updates to this blog. So, somehow this post got written somewhere between the project deadlines and smoking session :D
As we all had known, recent price hike to fuel price was too high to absorb by ordinary people like us. I still couldnt make up my mind as which side should I support, should I support the price hike or shouldnt i? The pros of supporting the price hike is that our nation would be freer than before that we won't be too dependent to government subsidy.
The reason that we feel the after shock so much is because we are just too dependent to the subsidies and almost all important commodities in Malaysia are subsidized those created a nation that's too dependent on government. Cooking oils, flours and rice to name a few that are currently being subsidized by government and somehow people couldnt live without the subsidies. By the end, government has to fork up lots of money each time the price of commodities rise till the its not bearable to government to pay for it anymore. All these money that saved from subsidies can be used for development those without realizing, Malaysians are actually sharing their wealth with their brothers and sisters in making this country the one to live at.
On the other hand, we are among the few countries who are producing oils. We dig our own oil, process it ourself but we somehow couldnt sell it to a cheaper price to our own rakyat. Its somehow ridiculous that we have to sell our own fuel to our own people using international price. I can't think of anything else than profit making. So, Petronas who was previously founded to help rakyat are now turned into a profit making company. Right now Malaysians and foreigners are the same to Petronas eyes. Everybody have to pay full price for petrol even though the oil dig is coming from Malaysia. Not that it's coming from Sudan or Indonesia. But, it's from Malaysia to Malaysian yet we are treated as foreigners. Another thing that I found amusing is that how government is trying to compare it other neighboring countries. Singaporean is paying more than RM 5 bucks per liter and we are still paying RM 2.7. So, our fuel is actually cheaper for our own rakyat compared to Singaporean. Whoever agree to this shit is actually damn stupid. You must had cheated in all of your exams in schools. Yes, Singaporean do actually pay more than RM 5 per liter of fuel but why?
- They don't have oil so that they have to buy them from international market
- Their buying power / currency is stronger than us thus making RM 5 bucks / SG 2 is nothing much to them. We have to compare the average mid income earners and their food basket. Like how many percent of your salary are end up paying for food for family and fuel? 80%? 70%? Their food basket and fuel is costing around 50% from their salary while ours is currently hitting 80% which is very high.
- Their public transportation system is better than us. Our Rapid KL / Rapid Penang sucks big time. One more thing that you don't know, Rapid KL and Rapid Penang are belong to Khazanah and actually we are the one who are financing its business. Rapid KL has more than 1000 buses which are currently not moving but yet they are still buying buses from distributor. Do you know who distributes buses to Rapid KL / Penang? Yeah, thats right... Scomi. Read here to know more about this crazy deal between Pak Lah and his family member to steal rakyat's hard earn money. Seriously, if this is right... I'LL PEE ON YOUR GRAVE AFTER YOU DIE!!!
I still dunno either to oppose or support the fuel price hike. It's supposed to help Malaysians to make them stronger facing this life and eases government burden and more money for rakyat for development but we end up with making Pak Lah's family richer. I still havent fueled up my cars since the price hike. I've been told that Emily roughly gonna cost me around RM 140 per tank with 97 octane or Rm 170 per tank on 100 octane (V Power) while Siti was previously costing around RM 60 per fill up those i think gonna go up around RM 80 bucks.
By the end, I still have my dearest Mom, my most loving Princess, friends who supports, assholes who annoys and government who fucks its own nation. All the best to all Malaysians who suffer.