Petrol subsidy – gov’t to hand out cash directly to lower income households, to drop under-1.5L scheme

Dateline 2019-07-19,

The government is expected to finally announce the targeted fuel subsidy scheme soon, and it looks like the original plan to offer subsidies based on vehicle engine capacity has been dropped, the Malay Mailreports.

During Budget 2019, finance minister Lim Guan Eng said that the government planned to subsidise owners of vehicles and motorcycles with engine capacities below 1,500cc and 125cc respectively a subsidy rate of 30 sen per litre, for RON 95 petrol. This would be capped at 100 litres per owner of a vehicle and 40 litres for those with motorcycles.

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