Thursday, June 5, 2008

RM 2.70

SEE THE TITLE? THAT'S THE NEW HARGA MINYAK! Yerp.. Petrol prices are going off the ceiling and onto the top of KLCC tower!!

I know I rarely care what is going on in Malaysian politics, the law or whatever not there is... but THIS IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!! I mean, they (the government) should have warned us (the Malaysians) about it! Not 8-9 hours before the price is going to change... i mean, yeah, i know i am not in Malaysia right now but i can feel the emotions and shock running through every Malaysian...

I mean, increasing the price of something with such short notice! That is absolutely ridiculous! I mean, even if they want to increase the petrol price, like 20 cents every 6 months also would be ok~ not giving the rakyat a heart attack! It’s absurd! Really really ABSURD!

There are other ways to overcome this... like maybe increase the taxes... i mean, people won't really feel the increase of taxes because unlike oil, we don't need to face it everyday.. I mean, we need oil for our car every single day! Of course we're gonna feel the effect, the burden of it...

I really don't know what going on in the heads of our government nowadays... like they're going insane or something... like they really not thinking about the rakyat!

I know they're gonna do some sort of this "rebate" thing... but RM150/year for a motorcyclist is NOT ENOUGH... and i don't remember how much they're giving for bigger vehicles.. But it's not enough...

Ok... even if they do want to increase the oil price, they should have done something about the public transport system... i mean, come on! I am sure everyone knows how public transport system in Malaysia is:

  1. the next komuter need 45 minutes to arrive after the last one left...

  2. there's only 2 LRT gerabak on the busiest station in kL which is the KLCC and it takes 3 - 5 minutes for the next gerabak to arrive on peak hours..

  3. waiting for bus could kill you because of the heat! and the jam we have to face during riding the bus.

  4. bus stops are not convenience

we all know that Malaysians are lazy people... so lazy that even walking 5 minutes is excruciating! Living in Moscow, I know this... from my hostel to the nearest metro station is about 20-25 minutes by walking (probably around 1.5km)... and i do walk sometimes... it's a good form of exercise and Moscow is not as hot as Malaysia... and i realise that moscow people like to walk even with heels! But even so, the bus would come every 10-15 minutes and there would be 4 bus stops on that road to the metro station! See what I mean... on a 1.5km road, there are 4 bus stops! And each stop, stops at the convenience place...1 at the metro station, 1 at the mini market, 1 at the cultural center and 1 exactly infront of my hostel. And I mean RIGHT IN FRONT!

and the gerabak metro... during peak hour in the center where it is the most crowded, the gerabak would come in 50 seconds! 50 SECONDS! NOT EVEN 1 MINUTE! And non-peak hour it would be 5 minutes (and that's like at 11 or 12 at night)... you know, when i went back to Malaysia, jalan2 in kL, i got so used to Moscow metro that when we missed a komuter, we didn't even run for it, we just relaxed and then had to wait 40 MINUTES FOR THE NEXT ONE!! Because in Moscow, we didn't even have to wait for even 1 minute... really~

i know i shouldn't be judging my own country with the country i am currently studying in because they said "hujan emas di negara orang, hujan batu di negara sendiri, tetapi lebih baik di negara sendiri" or something like that.. But there's no harm in making my own country a better place to live in...Right?

when PM came to Moscow, he should have take a look at the transportation system not only about making business connection with Russia... seriously... [ fyi, Moscow has the best transportational system in the world! even the UKs are learning from the Russians]

and more, they could have at least decrease the tol price since the petrol are increasing.. Ok, and it's a good thing that they are decreasing a bit of the road tax... but like i said, i think they should increase the road tax rather than the oil price... because we only pay tax once a year and not everyday..

and the price would probably increase more in AUGUST... Be prepared yeah~

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