Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Learn To Fly

Normally I wouldn't post non-art stuff... but today I'm just too pissed off.

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has brushed off speculation that petrol prices will increase by 40 sen following the government’s plans to restructure the subsidy system, including the petrol subsidy. The Deputy Prime Minister said it was untrue and baseless, particularly when the Cabinet had not discussed subsidy restructuring at its weekly meeting yesterday. “There's a lot of speculation and talk going around. 'But none of it holds water. The public should not listen to rumours,” he said.

..and what do you know. Barely 5 days later?

Wednesday, 4th June: PETROL TO COST RM2.70 FROM MIDNIGHT
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.

Untrue and baseless? None of it holds water? Should not listen to rumors?

Bite me.