Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Petrol Stations Around Us....

It was devastating news when I checked the news that we're going to face a petrol hike again.

As a petrol and oil exporting country, we should have better fuel prices! Durian di Malaysia murah, durian di Jepun mahal!

So after dinner, I decided to take a look at the petrol station outside Uniten.

I actually accidentally pumped petrol at 4 pm just now...

So, it was no suprise of what I saw...

I suppose the Petronas CEO and director board are laughing away now...

Malaysians are facing war again...

Long queues man.... It shows how desperate people are ...

The thing is that Petronas is earning lots of money, RM 80 bill mates... And the reality is that they are earning from our country's natural resources... Which belong to all of us... Yet, we are all acting as though we import petroleum all the time... I believe government funds are drying up. They can't take in it any longer. Pak Lah promised subsidy, but I can't see it coming...

It's business... And a good one!

So few years down the road, everybody will sell their cars and ride motorbikes?


PS: The pictures taken by my 6630 isn't that clear... So don't complain ya... I'd tried my best!

4 comments:

Ivan said...

Hi dude, u r actually tat free not see whats goin on in the neighborhood. Cool!!!

Well, I really do think that the fuel price hike actually caught us with a surprise. But personally I do think that it is a right move. I know the fact that many peoples life will be affected esp those lower income group. But the fuel price is M'sia is just dirt cheap. With those cheaper and cheaper car deals, any Tom and Harry can own a car which might not be really necessary. Everyone wants to own a car and forgetting about car pooling which will reduce every individuals carbon footprint.

The fuel subsidy is taking too much of the country's budget, a striking one third of our country's national budget. Can't they make use of that for other more meaning use? People is M'sia are whining too much.. Life have been too easy in M'sia and people are complaining over it. They don't really know how fortunate they are and became complacent with where they are and taken things for granted.

The fuel price is goin to rise sooner or later. Even if the opposition party does take charge. The move is an inevitable decision. I think Pak Lah had made a right decision this time, though a drastic one.

the crusader said...

Well said mate... it's a great perspective looking across the causeway.

I admit that m'sians are a pampered lot... we (or more accurately the bumis) are being treated and spoon-fed nothing but the best privileges.

But why is this so???

Like other middle-east countries, m'sia is a land with vast natural resources. That's partly also why our fore-fathers left home to find a better life in the then Malaya... We have great natural resources (unlike singapore). We also have rubber, oil palm, tin, bauxite, and lots of plantation, agriculture and mining goods. (Note that natural resource will deplete along time)

M'sia is actually a lot richer and stronger than it seems to others. But the problem arise when inefficiency and ineffectiveness of governens ruin the balance. We spend big on failed "mega" projects . And the corruption and under-counters...

Oil price surge internationally had caused great inflation and economy instability. But this is the reality... We can only change and adapt to the current environment..

Looks like the happy days are gone...

PS My special sem:
Futsal+Jogging+Swimming+Gym+Play+Sleep =very relax & enjoyable life!

Ivan said...

Wow.. really relaxing... I'm not bad here either... just that it makes me guilty.
My special sem : movie/video + gym + jalan jalan + a lil study = slackers life!

1st time doing special sem, not motivated to study... very relax.. just feel lk goin vacation lol... although its much lk vacation now.. haha

the crusader said...

see u in 2 weeks time mate...