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Motorists unhappy with another rise in fuel prices

Motorists unhappy with another rise in fuel prices
Submitted by shaza on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 09:39:00

PETALING JAYA: Motorists filling up last night in preparation to “balik kampung” ahead of the long public holiday stretch were disappointed at learning the RON97 petrol price has gone up by yet another 10 sen after a similar increase barely a month ago.

One irate motorist, identifying himself only as Loh, 40, had stopped at a petrol station while heading to Ipoh and felt the sudden rise would be a dampener for many as it came just ahead of the Chinese New Year festivities.

“My suggestion is for the petrol price to be maintained regularly as a drastic rise would affect consumers like me.”

Lawyer Lim K.S, 50, was also disappointed with the decision as there was no prior warning.

“At least they should have told us early as we have to budget our expenses for the upcoming celebration. I have no choice but to pay extra for fuel as we’ve already confirmed our travel plans.” Lim left for his hometown in Batu Pahat, Johor, last night.

Kevin Choi from Damansara said he never thought the price would increase again so soon. The RON97 petrol price also rose by 10 sen per litre to RM2.40 on Jan 4.

“Luckily for me, my hometown is Kuala Lumpur. I am sure it would affect others driving back to their hometowns.”

Vincent Chang, 40, says he preferred using RON97 despite the higher price because he found the lower grade RON95 does not work well for imported cars.

“If price of crude oil decreases later, are they going to reduce the price?”

Yesterday Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia deputy president Datuk Zulkifli Mokti announced RON97 petrol price would rise 10 sen to RM2.50 per litre from midnight.

“The increase was due to the rise in the price of crude oil to US$105 per drum this week, compared with US$100 previously.”


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