Malaysians went to petrol stations

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 2008.

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.

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2 thoughts on “Malaysians went to petrol stations

  1. The paper today say effective from 1st July 2008 till 31st March 2009, all eligible car owners can claim the money at any post office nationwide.

    Vehicle owners will be given cash if they claim it themselves while those who relies on third parties (runners, touts, agents etc) to do the claim for them, money order will be issued and addressed to the furnished details of the car owner.

    I wonder if they record the claims with the IC number or vehicle registration number.

    Maybe you can only claim once even you owns a few vehicles.

    Just hope they will REALLY REALLY upgrade the public transport this time… to at least what our neighbour Singapore’s has.

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