From The Star – Fuel Pricing by Car Size


Do I need to elaborate on this article from The Star deadline 2010-01-08? It should be retitled ‘Fuel Pricing Finally Goes Bananas’:

PETALING JAYA: The bigger your car, the more you will have to pay for petrol from May 1.
This is because the Government is going to change the way fuel is subsidised.
It is planning for a fuel pricing mechanism that will ensure only targeted groups, particularly those from the lower-income, will receive fuel subsidy.
Also, foreigners who drive into the country to fill up their tanks will not be eligible for subsidy and will have to pay more for fuel.
“The bigger the engine, the higher petrol will cost,” Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said yesterday.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all eliminating the fuel subsidy in conjunction with a concerted effort to entice me to use a safe, reliable, efficient, cost effective, redundent public transport system. My dark sense of humor was so tickled by the above article that it shut down for a few minutes for want to address all the things that can go screwy.

If you want some follow up articles, try here, here.

5 Responses to From The Star – Fuel Pricing by Car Size

  1. Jabbathehutt says:

    Jabba will buy a kancil, fill it up, and resell it to the mercedes next door.

    I’ll earn the difference in subsidy. How does that work?

  2. sohas says:

    Have they thought through the scheme properly…im sure people will know how to play with the system…

    • Wata says:

      Soha: I say that the scheme will last for exactly 6 days. Implementation on a Sunday, news coverage Mon, Tues. Gets debated in Parliament Thursday, revoked the Thursday pm or Friday am.

      • JabbatheHutt says:

        all it takes is 6 days for jabba to rip the government off from this scheme.

        saturday, build a petrol tote tank. convert petrol tank in kancil to take 150liter per pop.

        sunday, fill up tote tank with cheap fuel.

        monday-thurday, start selling to neighbour using mercedes

        friday, sell kancil and tote tank to local mobster for a huge profit

        saturday, government realise mob has implemented jabba’s cheap fuel scam, and decides to cancel the scheme.

  3. sohas says:

    You are probably right…sigh…

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