Singapore : RM 5.00
Thailand : RM 4.00
(the two countries that Malaysia government have been comparing when it comes to price hike of consumer goods and always; oil)
Saudi Arabia– RM0.38/litre
Some might have an opinion that oil subsidy should be taken away from Malaysian, in order for them to be independent and learning in advance because the black gold won't be available forever.
I somewhat agree to this opinion, but, it has to be done accordingly.
Not by the way the current government is doing right now.
It can be done when;
1)the government upgraded the transport system; quality,on time and frequent bus services,
KTM Komuter (which will definitely breakdown during rainy season), LRT in Klang Valley
connecting to nearest town where people commute to work such as Seremban and Air Keroh,Melaka.
Connecting LRT among main residential area such as Subang Jaya, USJ, Shah Alam and Klang
with frequent services and extended hours.
2)Stop collecting toll for those concessionaire whom has reached the matured term of agreement
or reduce the rates especially for the Klang Valley interlinks.
3) Income tax percentage should be revised to assist the people and not burdened. Taxes for cigarettes, liquor and gambling should be increased.
4) Stop trying to make a mark by creating unnecessary major development. Malaysia has
got enough already and it will be never ending if he is trying to compete with the world.
5) Channeling funds for R&D for alternative fuels and energy. Energy Saving companies (ESCO)
should be given the opportunity to perform without having to go thru government officials mental-block and by educating the mass at large.
Im sure there would be more ways to help reduce the lower and middle income rakyat.
Its either the government want to do or otherwise.